Level Three Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

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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. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support. 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.

Lead Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Adult Care Workers this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level, but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

What will I study?

Mandatory units must include:

  • Promote communication in care settings
  • Responsibilities of care worker
  • Promote personal development
  • Duty of care
  • Promote effective handling of information
  • Promote equality and diversity
  • Promote health, safety and wellbeing
  • Promote person-centred approaches in care

Optional units can include:

  • Awareness of mental capacity act
  • Co-ordinate activity provision
  • Manage resources in adult care
  • Lead an effective team
  • Promote nutrition and hydration in adult care settings

Any many other topics from optional units

How will I be assessed?

Through achievement of the level 3 diploma and through end point assessment. The synoptic end point assessment will include two distinct components. Firstly, the completion of a situational judgement test answered through a multiple-choice exercise and secondly a professional discussion. 

How will the course be delivered?

Weekly attendance at college for Health and Social Care theory and functional skills lessons.
Mixture of work-based and progress assessment both written and observational to be completed in workplace.

Entry requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.
The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expect that providers that employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide