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. If you’re looking to progress your career in the care sector, this Level 3 apprenticeship will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you need to thrive in your role.

Lead Adult Care Workers make a positive difference to an individual’s life, when that person is faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

A Lead Adult Care Worker is 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, the Lead Adult Care Worker will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.

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.

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The Details

Duration: 15 months + 3 months End Point Assessment (EPA)

Cost: The apprenticeship is set at £4000 with a £200 + VAT employer contribution

Employers employing an Apprentice aged 16-21 years old and employ less than 50 employees will receive full government funding and be exempt from paying the employer contribution

Employers employing an Apprentice aged 16-18 years old will receive a £1,000 government incentive

Classroom Delivery: One to one in the work place

On Programme Delivery

Functional Skills: Both maths and English are required at Level 2 or relevant GSCE results

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Knowledge and Understanding

The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities

The importance of having the right values and behaviours

The importance of communication

How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)

How to champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues

How to work professionally, including their own professional development of those they support and work colleagues

Specialise in an area of interest

Assessment in the Workplace

Your designated Assessor/Trainer will visit you in the workplace to support the development of your on-programme portfolio and to complete your quarterly reviews

Tracking Your Progress: Our electronic portfolio, OneFile will track your progress

People Involved in Your Apprenticeship

Group Quality Manager: Michelle Pointer

Assessor/Trainer: A qualified and experienced assessor

Gateway: On completion of the on-programme learning, the employer, training provider and learner will confirm that the apprentice is ready for the End Point Assessment

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Situational Judgement Test, through a Multiple Choice Exercise worth 50%

Professional Discussion, worth 50%


Acceptable achievement (Pass) 40 correct answers

Good achievement (Merit) 50 or more correct answers

Outstanding achievement (Distinction) 55 or more correct answers

Are you interested in the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship?
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