Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker - Level 3

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Delivery Method: Face-to-face

The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is an integrated programme of knowledge and skills acquisition, developed alongside core behaviours expected of a competent worker operating in a regulated field. Lead Adult Care Workers will 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
During the On-programme assessment, the apprentice will undertake:

  • The Care Certificate
  • C&G Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Completion of Self-Assessment exercise
  • Collation of testimonies from people who use their services
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths

Assessment Gateway – the above must be completed before the apprentice is adjudged ready (by their employer and Training Provider) to undertake the end-point assessment

End Point Assessment – undertaken by Independent End Point Assessment Organisation. The Training Provider will ensure that the apprentice is ready for:

  • Situational Judgement Test
  • Professional Discussion
On-Programme Assessment

To achieve the On-Programme Assessment the apprentice will be required to complete Knowledge which must include:

  • Understanding the job they do
  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours
  • The importance of communication
  • How to support individuals
  • How to promote health and wellbeing
  • How to work professionally

To achieve the On-Programme Assessment the apprentice will be required to complete Skills which must include being able to:

  • Undertake main tasks and responsibilities
  • Treat people with respect and dignity
  • Communicate clearly and responsibly
  • Support individuals
  • Champion health and wellbeing
  • Work professionally

To achieve the On-Programme Assessment the apprentice’s key behaviours are summed up by the “Six Cs”

  • Care, Compassion, Courage, Communication, Competence, Commitment

The L3 Diploma in Adult Care comprises of the following:

Course Units

Mandatory Units – 9 units (28 credits)

These units cover areas such as:

  • Communication
  • Personal Development
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Duty of Care
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection
  • The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
  • Health and Safety, Handling Information
  • Person centered approaches
Optional Units - (minimum 30 credits)

The optional units available are designed to add flexibility to the real working context of the candidate.

Functional Skills

These are functional skills that are critical to develop and succeed in the workplace today. There are two key skill areas which participants complete through a combination of work-based assessments and on-screen exams:

  • Maths Level 2
  • English Level 2

It is also expected that the apprentice attends an invigilation location to undertake their functional skills on-screen exams

Gateway to End Point Assessment

On completion of the on-programme assessment the Employer and Training Provider will agree that the apprentice meets the requirement of the Standard. The Training Provider will ensure that the candidate has been fully prepared in readiness for the End Point Assessment that will be undertaken by the candidate and an Independent Assessment Organisation

Course Delivery

An Assessor will visit the candidate at their workplace at least once a month for a minimum of 2 hours. In between visits candidates will be expected to complete work to ensure progress is made.

Recommended Time on Apprenticeship

The recommended time to complete this Apprenticeship Standard is 16 months.

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