Apprenticeship Standard Lead Adult Care Worker

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.

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles:  

  • Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
  • Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, empathy and respect
  • Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
  • Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
  • Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
  • Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred

The Apprenticeship standard is comprised of the following elements: 

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

Care Certificate                                                                                                         The care certificate is part of a high-quality induction programme carried out in the workplace with your employer. We will support you and your employer with this aspect of your training by mapping this into your individual training plan

Functional Skills                                                                                                 English Level 2 (must be achieved)                                                                     Maths Level 2 (must be achieved)                                                                          Day release may be required for training – Assessed through external test

20% Additional off the job training                                                                   Must be at least 20% of the time; is paid and outside the normal day-to-day working duties. It can include: * Theory teaching * Practical training (e.g. shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions) * Learning support * Writing assignments/assessments * Research

End Point Assessment (Requirement to achieve the Apprenticeship Standard)

Length of programme 12-24 months

How to apply – Contact us for an application form on 01482 611896 or email: info@chambertraining.com