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Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprentice Burton Street Foundation

Burton Street Foundation are excited to offer a number of Support Worker Apprenticeship opportunities. The role will involve working in sessions at our centre and out in the community with adults to provide creative, meaningful, and social activities leading to opportunities to build confidence, encourage self-expression and promote communication.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    30 hours per week, 09:00 - 15:00 or 09:30 - 15:30, depending on department. Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    11 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide a consistent and professional level of support in line with the Burton Street Foundation’s ethos
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to enhance service delivery and customer experience
  • Contribute towards the planning and delivery of creative activities
  • To ensure the safety of our clients
  • To provide support for the emotional wellbeing of our clients
  • To work towards building effective relationships with our clients
  • To understand client’s needs and encourage participation in appropriate activities
  • To enable self-confidence, self-expression, and communication through the use of creative activities
  • To provide support to clients who have challenging needs
  • To provide support to clients with physical and or health needs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively using verbal and non-verbal skills

Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn
  • Enthusiastic
  • Caring
  • Considerate of others
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • The ability to work as part of an effective team
  • The ability to empathise with people’s needs
  • The ability to understand emotional, physical, and behavioural needs some of which may be complex
  • Demonstrate the ability to approach problem solving in a creative manner
  • The ability to apply your creative skills in a health and social care setting
  • The confidence and passion to work with people with learning, physical disabilities, and mental health issues

Desired qualifications

Ideally educated to grade C/4 or above GCSE standard.

A qualification/experience in any of the following areas – art, music, dance, drama, and sport (or equivalent) would also be advantageous.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship the offer of a permanent position is likely to be made at the end of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the role, staff lunch with our clients, this forms part of their working hours. Staff are permitted reasonable time to have a cigarette if they smoke.

About the employer

The Burton Street Foundation is a not-for-profit community organisation, based in Hillsborough. Around 2500 people use the site every week, for work and for play.  They host countless events each year. 14 local businesses are based there, and around 35 charities and community groups use their facilities each week. 

They run and maintain 5 buildings across 3 sites, including the area's largest indoor community space.  This varied activity makes for a vibrant community hub, and a fantastic backdrop to a wide range of day services for people with learning disabilities.

Learning disability services have long been an integral part of Burton Street’s work. The organisation’s ethos is to embrace the things people can do, rather than focusing on what they can’t.


Burton Street Foundation



Burton Street


S6 2HH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Independent Training Services Ltd


Ella Canham 07816543029

Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

The apprenticeship standard consists of core knowledge, skills & behaviours. This is typically a 12-15-month apprenticeship which is delivered in partnership with the employer in the workplace.

Examples of the knowledge, skills & behaviours covered can be seen below:

Knowledge & Skills:

  • The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities
  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours
  • The importance of communication
  • How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
  •  How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues


  • Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
  • Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, and respect
  • Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
  • Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working

Apprenticeship standards require apprentices to participate in a minimum of 20% off the job training during paid working hours, this will include time spent studying with the training provider and workplace training.

Apprenticeship standards are assessed through an end point assessment (EPA), the EPA commences once the apprentice, employer and tutor all agree that the apprentice is ready.

The apprenticeship outcome will be graded as a pass, merit, or distinction.

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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