Adult Care / Health Care Assistant Apprenticeship (Prefer Homes) PREFER HOMES LTD

A fantastic role working with 16 - 18 LAC males in a supported living environment, helping to ensure the males in our care can reach their full potential by ensuring that they are fully competent in all aspects of independent living & are able to go on to live fully independent lives post 18. A very rewarding & satisfying role for the right person.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 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 5 shifts a week on a 7 day rota, running Monday - Sunday. Shifts run any time between 8.00am - 8.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensure all essential admin is completed
  • Ensure that all room checks have been completed thoroughly
  • To adhere to all policies and procedures set out by Prefer Homes
  • Collect donations of food or other items as instructed
  • Ensure all care plans are up to date and updated during your shift
  • To organise activities for the day
  • Advocate for clients for booking appointments, telephone calls and benefit claims
  • Liaise with external agencies
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Cleaning duties

The training you will be getting

Working towards the Adult Care Level 2 Apprenticeship, you will complete the following:  

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Care
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Care Certificate

You will also complete on and off the job training. Training will take place at the training centre and in the workplace and be delivered by our training staff and staff from the Care Home.

You will be required to produce a showcase portfolio of evidence and complete an end point assessment at the end of your Apprenticeship which will be graded pass, merit or distinction.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right candidate, there are prospects for progression into education, training or full-time work.

This could be a Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship or employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (language or Lit) (Grade C or 4 or above or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4 or above or equivalent) Desired

About the employer

Prefer Homes is a supported living project offering bespoke support packages to LAC (looked after children) aged between 16-18. We are motivated to ensuring our young people are not only provided with good quality housing, but that they are given the tailored support they need to reach their full potential and are given a place to feel at home. Our aim is to ensure all our clients are provided with a safe and supported environment.






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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Graham Curry


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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