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What's Involved

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 worker may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings.

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.

The duration of this Apprenticeship is generally 18-24 months. This apprenticeship is delivered in the workplace.

This is a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A*- C including: • GCSE Maths Grade C/4 or Functional Skill in Maths Level 2 • GCSE English Language Grade C/4 or Functional Skill in English Level 2

Candidates must also undertake a recognised enhanced disclosure and barring service check. Working in a job role such as: 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 for a minimum of 30hours per week.

Where will it take me?

The Care Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care must be achieved as part of the apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of this standard you gain a recognised qualification as a Lead Adult Care Worker.
What can I do next? / This can lead to employment in…

At the end of your apprenticeship, the college will work with you and your employer to help you go on to the next level of training or gain full-time employment, either with your current employer or another employer the college has access to. The skills, knowledge and qualification you will gain from your apprenticeship means that Havering College can help you get to the level employers are looking for.

Course Assessment Method

The End Point Assessment (EPA) has two components – both will need to be passed in order to be awarded the apprenticeship.

  1. A Situational Judgement Test – this will be answered through a multiple choice exercise covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on-programme stage and detailed in the standard
  2. A Professional Discussion – All knowledge and behaviours will be assessed in the component using a wide range of evidence sources including the self-assessment and testimonies from service users.


Where and When

Apprenticeship Standard Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
B073STN-18 Part Time 10/09/2018 N/A £0 On Request N/A
B073STN-19 Part Time 09/09/2019 N/A £0 On Request N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801

Notes

  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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