End-Point Assessment

Adult Care Worker Level 2

Standard overview

To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They are the frontline staff who helps adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. This standard covers both Adult Care Workers and Personal Assistants. Personal assistants do the same job as an Adult Care Worker and work directly for one individual usually within their own home. Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities

Key facts

Apprenticeship standard: Adult Care Worker Level: 2
On Programme Duration: 12-18 months End Point Assessment Duration: Anticipated duration of EPA will be a minimum of 3 months
Grading: Pass/Merit/Distinction End Point Assessment methods:

Situational judgement test –

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • Questions based on knowledge and skills elements of the standard

Professional Discussion –

  • 45-minute discussion between the apprentice and the assessor
  • Knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed in this component using evidence sources including the self-assessment and testimonies

Relevant on-programme qualification

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (England) (QCF) (Adult Care pathway only)

Summary of end point assessments

 Situational Judgement Test Professional Discussion
The situational judgement test will present the candidate with a range of real-life scenarios about which the learner will have to answer questions in a multiple choice format (60 questions). The assessment will normally be undertaken online, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied. Questions will draw from the stated knowledge and skills elements of the standard and focus on the higher order competencies. Material may be drawn from any part of the apprenticeship standard. A professional discussion will be undertaken with an independent assessor. The discussion will be of no more than 45 minutes duration. Candidates can only apply to undertake the discussion component once the multiple choice assessment has been achieved. The discussion will draw questions and amplifications from prior learning and experience including, where applicable, the candidate’s self-assessment and supporting evidence including testimony from users of services and a sample of standardised candidate questions asked of every apprentice candidate in the interview. These questions will be developed and made open and public on the internet.


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