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Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

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Course overview

Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff 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. 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.


What Does The Programme Include

You will be employed as an apprentice for at least 30 hours a week.

You will have a workplace mentor, such as a registered healthcare practitioner. You will attend college for workshop sessions as required. An assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress against standards and set SMART objectives.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set their own entry requirements. However, you will typically required 5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above includng English and maths.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

An assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress against standards and set SMART objectives.

Potential Future Career

On completion of this apprenticeship you can progress to management positions in health and social care or further your studies with a level 4 or 5 university qualification.

Course Content

As Lead Adult Care Worker you will learn about:

  • The job you have to do, and your main tasks and responsibilities.
  • Your job roles and other worker roles relevant to the context of the service in which you are working, this could include; supporting with social activities, monitoring health, assisting with eating, mobility and personal care.
  • Both your own and other workers professional boundaries and limits training and expertise.
  • Relevant statutory standards and codes of practice for your role.
  • What the Duty of Care’ is in practice.
  • How to create and develop a care plan based on the person’s preferences in the way they want to be supported.
  • How to monitor, plan, review a care plan, respond to changing physical, social and emotional needs of individuals.
  • How to lead and support others to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures.
  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours.
  • How to ensure that dignity is at the centre of all work with individuals and their support circles.


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