Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3
This is an occupational qualification for those who work in Lead Adult Care Worker roles in England or are working towards attaining this role.
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.
Lead Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings.
You will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week and will be provided with six hours off-the-job training per week by your employer to support your training and development needs.
All mandatory units will be delivered via pre-recorded lessons provided by an industry expert. Once a month the College will deliver a community of practice tutorial which all apprentices will be expected to attend. A qualified Trainer Facilitator/ Assessor will support this development via one-to-one tutorials and observations in practice, as prearranged with you and your employer.
You will undertake an End Point Assessment process with an independent end point assessor who will grade your apprenticeship achievement as Pass or Distinction.
On successful completion of this course, you could progress onto Higher Education, including a foundation degree at University Centre South Devon or higher-level study in other health or social care areas.
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
- You must also have a Care Certificate or obtain this as part of your apprenticeship programme.
Responsibilities and ways of working
Understanding mental capacity and restrictive practice
Promoting equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights
Safeguarding and protection & duty of care
Continuous development when working in an adult care worker role
Plus a range of optional units specific to your specialist area or work setting
Residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a persons own home, or some clinical healthcare settings.
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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