Adult Care Apprenticeships

Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3

Lead Adult Care Workers are the front line 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.

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How can an Early Years Apprentice help your business?

As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and behaviours.

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Lead Adult Care Worker – FAQs

Still not sure if the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is right for your business? Check out some of the most commonly asked questions about this apprenticeship below:

Who is this the Early Years Educator Apprenticeship suitable for?

The Adult Care Worker apprenticeship is suitable for people who know / understand :

  • Their job roles and other worker roles relevant to the context of the service in which they are working. This could include supporting with social activities, monitoring health, assisting with eating, mobility and personal care.
  • Both their own and other workers professional boundaries and limits training and expertise.
  • Relevant statutory Standards and Codes of Practice for their 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 in response 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.
What will this apprenticeship cover?
  • Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care/support plan.
  • Take the initiative when working outside normal duties and responsibilities
  • Recognise and access help when not confident or skilled in any aspect of the role that they are undertaking.
  • Implement/facilitate the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments.
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing review of care/support plans for the individuals they support.
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to exercise choice on how they are supported.
  • Encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered.
  • Ensure that individuals know what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported.
  • Lead and support colleagues to understand how to establish informed consent when providing care and support.
  • Guide, mentor and contribute to the development of colleagues in the execution of their duties and responsibilities.
What qualification(s) will my apprentice receive?
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.
  • Individuals without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
What can my apprentice progress onto next?
  • Lead Practicioner in Adult Care Level 4
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