Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3
This apprenticeship is an occupational qualification for students who work in Healthcare Support roles in England.
The qualification contains a range of units that assessors can map with employers to form a qualification to reflect your competence in your specialist area. This could include; clinical care, health navigation, care of older people, learning disability support and community support.
You will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week and will be provided with six hours per week by your employer to support your training and development needs.
You will train on the job and gain additional qualification including the care certificate to support your development. A qualified assessor will support this development once a month as prearranged with you and your employer.
You will undertake a final assessment with an independent assessor who will grade your apprenticeship achievement as pass, merit or distinction. On successful completion of this course, you could progress into further training including a foundation degree at University Centre South Devon or higher level study in other clinical or social areas such as the lead practitioner in adult care or leadership and management in adult care, providing you are in a suitable job role.
- You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 3
- You will be required to have achieved English at Level 3
Care of older people
Learning disability support
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. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, front line leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.
Typical job titles include Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Senior Support Worker, Relief Team Leader, Social Work Assistant, Social Services Officer, Outreach Development Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Community Development Worker, Family Support Worker or Personal Assistant. These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, home care, dementia and end-of-life care.
Typically 18 months
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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