Care Assistant Apprenticeship FAIRFIELD RESIDENTIAL HOME

An opportunity to complete your Care Certificate and Level 2 Apprenticeship in Social Care in a truly supportive atmosphere. As you develop your skills you will be a key part of the team helping our residents to live happy lives in a warm and loving environment.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly: £5.79 increasing to £6.62 April 2024

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed 8.00am - 2.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Providing support
  • Providing care as detailed within the residents’ Care Plans
  • Serving meals and refreshments
  • Supporting the team
  • Understanding and listening to guidance
  • Completing mandatory training

The training you will be getting

  • Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Guidance from the Performance Coach   
  • Attend specialist and skills training, method and location to be confirmed
  • Complete the functional skills qualifications in maths and English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The home fully supports the Apprenticeship Scheme and if shifts are available will encourage the individual to apply for a permanent position upon the successful completion of their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Non judgemental, Patience, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade GCSE A/9 to C/4) Desired

Things to consider

DBS checks will be required prior to employment. References will be required along with full employment history to date. Fairfield is based on the Banbury Road, there is a bus stop outside of the home.

About the employer

Fairfield is an established independent care home for the elderly based in North Oxford. Fairfield is a registered charity which provides long-term and short-term residential care for the older generation.







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Training provider


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

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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