Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship
Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs. In this role you will help people achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. You will also have responsibility for providing supervision, leadership, guidance and direction for others in your team, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.
This is a rewarding occupation in which you will make a positive difference to people’s lives when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. As a Lead Adult Care Workers, you may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings.
This apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete, depending on the needs of both you and your employer.
This apprenticeship standard has been developed with the help of employers such as Woodford Homecare, Anchor, Barchester Healthcare, CareTech, Central Bedfordshire Council, Creative Support, Hand in Hands, Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited, Hertfordshire County Council, Surrey County Council, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL).
There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship, which is called a Standard. This Standard includes:
A knowledge-based qualification - Diploma in Adult Care Level 3
On Programme Assessment - Portfolio of evidence; Assessment of behaviours and skills; Technical knowledge and understanding; Technical competencies
Functional Skills - Maths and English at Level 2
End-Point Assessment - Situational Judgement Test; Personal Discussion
Example job roles
Typical positions available in this area 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, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.
You will need 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading). Some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience.
If you don’t have Level 1 English and maths, will need to achieve this and have taken the test for Level 2 prior to your end point assessment.
We do have to make sure that you have the potential to achieve the different elements that make up this qualification, and that you are working at the right level in your job. It may be a requirement to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths, and this may lead to taking some additional diagnostic assessments and skills exams.
If you have a question about this or any other apprenticeship course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 611470 and select option 5 for apprenticeships.