Apprentice Community Care Assistant



Closes on Monday 30 September

Posted on 2 April 2024


This role involves working with people; supporting them to live life to the full. You will work with experienced care professionals in different settings; therefore no 2 days are the same. Clifton Homecare is family run and is a national living wage employer. You will receive excellent training and support to complete your apprenticeship.

Annual wage

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Adult care worker (level 2)
This role will involve shift working; shifts are usually 07.00-14.00 or 16.00 -22.00. All employees are supported with alternate weekend working and every 4 weeks a long weekend off is accommodated.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 1 October


1 Year 1 Month

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • A range of training courses are provided by our internal trainers, these will be mainly face to face with som e-learning courses to also complete. All new starters receive a comprehensive induction period, consisting of classroom based and in the field training. All new starters are supported with mentoring sessions also.
  • The level 2 Adult care worker Apprenticeship takes approximately 12 months to complete and will consist of assignment type work; some of which can be completed via audio and observation. Off the job learning will include a variety of training such as face to face classroom delivery, 1:1 developmental sessions, webinar attendance, conference attendance and much more. 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

Where you’ll work





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Adult care worker (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  •  Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care/support plan
  • Ask for help from an appropriate person when not confident or skilled in any aspect of their role
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to have a choice about the way they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure the individual knows what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Contribute to the on-going development of care/support plans for the individual they support
  • Support individuals with cognitive, physical or sensory impairments
  • Ensure dignity is at the centre of all work with the individuals they support, their families, carers and advocates
  • Demonstrate all work is person centred, accommodating the individual’s needs, wishes and preferences
  • Demonstrate empathy (understanding and compassion) for individuals they support
  • Demonstrate courage in supporting people in ways that may challenge their personal/cultural beliefs
  • Speak clearly and exhibit positive non-verbal communication to individuals, families, carers and advocates
  • Use the preferred methods of communication of the individual they support according to their language, culture, sensory needs and their wishes
  • Identify and take steps to reduce environmental barriers to communication
  • Demonstrate they can check for understanding
  • Write clearly and concisely in records and reports
  • Keep information safe and confidential according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise potential signs of different forms of abuse
  • Respond to concerns of abuse according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise, report and challenge unsafe practices
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual they support
  • Move people and objects safely
  • Demonstrate how to reduce the spread of infection, including use of best practice in hand hygiene
  • Demonstrate the promotion of healthy eating and wellbeing by ensuring individuals have access to fluids, food and nutrition
  • Demonstrate how to keep people, buildings and themselves safe and secure
  • Carry out fire safety procedures when required
  • Use risk assessments to support individuals safely
  • Recognise symptoms of cognitive impairment, e.g. Dementia, learning disabilities and mental health
  • Monitor and report changes in health and wellbeing for individuals they support
  • Reflect on your own work practices
  • Demonstrate the development of their own skills and knowledge, including core skills in writing, numbers and information technology
  • Demonstrate their contribution to their development plan
  • Demonstrate ability to work in partnership with others to support the individual
  • Identify sources of support when conflicts arise with other people or organisations
  • Demonstrate they can work within safe, clear professional boundaries
  • Show they can access and apply additional skills required to perform the specific job role competently
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade C/ 4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Caring
    • Compassionate
    • Reliable
    • Trustworthy
    • Dedicated
    • Willing to learn

    Other requirements

    This vacancy involves working in the community. The applicant will be required to learn to drive during the first 12 months of the Apprenticeship or when they turn 17 years of age.

    About this company

    Clifton Homecare is a Domiciliary Care provider; caring for people living in their own homes. In 2016 and 2019 Clifton Homecare was rated Outstanding by CQC. The team's aim being to use the extensive experience gained over the years to provide outstanding flexible care to clients in their own homes to enable them to safely remain living at home for as long as possible. (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Level 3 - Lead Adult Care Worker, through to Level 4, 5 and level 6 and 7 (Foundation Degree - Assistant Practitioner); Senior care worker, Assistant Manager, Registered Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Mentor and Lead Mentor.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:



    01253 722945

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000241279.

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    Closes on Monday 30 September

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