Lead Adult Care Worker

Introduction

The Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship is ideally suited for experienced individuals who help 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 by assisting them with daily activities such as eating, dressing, washing, and monitoring overall comfort and wellbeing.

In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance, and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability. You may work in a range of services e.g., hospital, nursing or care home, domiciliary care, day centres, and will be working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

18 months

Assessed virtually

This qualification consists of 10 mandatory units covering knowledge and skills competencies, with optional specialisms which can be combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners.

The mandatory units include (but are not limited to:

  • Person centred approaches
  • Communication
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Handling information
  • Duty of care

As well as the on-programme assessment there will be an End Point Assessment which will be carried out by an external independent assessor. This will include: 

  • Multiple choice and short answer test
  • Observation of practice
  • A learning journal

Take a look at the next level. 

Level 4/5 Assistant Practitioner

This apprenticeship will enable you to develop the specific knowledge, understanding, and skills set to meet the national requirements to bridge the gap between the healthcare support worker and registered health care professional. It will enable you to deliver hands-on care across a variety of settings.

Next steps

If you are interested in applying or would like to enquire about the course, then please fill in the form below and someone will be in touch.