Adult Support Worker Level 2 Apprentice (Chestnut Lodge) Chestnut Lodge Nursing and Residential Home

We are recruiting for a Adult Support Worker Apprentice that wants to be involved within the care sector. Full training will be given including the Care Certificate & the Adult Care Worker Level 2 Diploma. We are a small local company with a good reputation with both the Local Authority and the CQC as can be seen in our inspection reports.

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Closing date: 07 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Working hours are 5 day per week between Monday - Sunday – 8:00am – 4:00pm (7 hours), 5 days a week or 12pm – 8pm (7 hours) alternating

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You would be expected to maintain care skills at a current level and undertake such  training and development as may from time-to-time be required to maintain that currency of practice.

To provide care in accordance with current best practice, according to policy and procedures, agreed standards, legislative requirements, relevant regulations under the direction of the Manager, and within the financial plans agreed from time-to-time.

Duties include:

  • Providing a warm and welcoming care environment.
  • Listening to a patient's needs, wants, and other suggestions about their care.
  • Attending to patient's hygienic needs such as bathing, dressing and undressing, cleaning teeth or dentures, and using the bathroom.
  • Recording basic health information such as weight, food intake, and daily bowel movements/urination.
  • Reporting any unexpected or worrisome conditions in the patient: medical, psychological, emotional, or otherwise.
  • Assisting patients with preparing meals, eating, and cleaning up after themselves.
  • Performing household chores on behalf of the patient such as making the bed, tidying up the bedroom, doing laundry, dusting, sweeping, mopping, etc.
  • Assisting with shopping, keeping a detailed financial record of all transactions.
  • Accompanying patients on approved outings.
  • Assisting patients with mobility needs (helping them get up, helping them get into a wheelchair or walker, pushing a wheelchair, etc.)
  • Reminding patients to take medication according to their doctor's prescription.
  • Respecting the patients' privacy and rules of confidentiality.
  • Establishing a relationship with each patient and members of patients' families.
  • Answering the telephone and greeting guests on behalf of the patient.
  • Responding to medical and other emergencies immediately.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in maths and English (if required)

Drop-in training sessions will be take place weekly, on a day release basis, at Darlington Borough Council Learning & Skills training centre (DL1 5AJ).  Here you will develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to ensure these exceed the minimum requirements for the Adult Care Worker Level 2 apprenticeship standards. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Learner could progress to:

  • Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship.
  • Team Leader Level 3 Apprenticeship.
  • Employment upon completion of apprenticeship.
  • Possible progression on to further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4+ (C+)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4+ (C+)) Essential

Things to consider

You will may be required to attend Learning & Skills training centre in Darlington (DL1 5AJ) and you may need to make your own way there for training. Travel to and from the employer, based at 302 Norton Rd, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees TS20 2PU

About the employer

Chestnut Lodge Nursing Home is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided. Chestnut Lodge Nursing Home accommodates up to 16 people in one adapted building. The service has a large communal lounge a separate dining area and a small conservatory on the ground floor. There is a lift connecting the ground and first floor.


Chestnut Lodge Nursing and Residential Home




TS20 2PU

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Training provider



Graham Curry


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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