Apprenticeship standard: Lead Adult Care Worker

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard: Lead Adult Care Worker

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL3HS Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 04/09/2023    


About the course

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. 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.

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


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Your course

What modules are covered?

This apprenticeship program consists of:

1. NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Mandatory Units:

  • Promote communication in care settings
  • Promote Personal development in care settings
  • Promote Equality and Inclusion in care settings
  • Duty of care in care settings
  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a Care Worker
  • Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  • Promote effective handling information in care settings

Further optional units will need to be completed to achieve this qualification.

2. Functional Skills: English & Maths Level 2

3. Care Certificate

4) You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.

5) End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship.  It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout you apprenticeship.


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How will I be assessed?

This apprenticeship program is assessed in the workplace with weekly workshops at Farnborough College of Technology.


There will also be an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will include:

A situational judgement test which will include a range of real-life scenarios about which the learner will have to answer questions in a multiple choice format (60 questions). The assessment will normally be undertaken online, under exam conditions.

A professional discussion, which will be undertaken with an independent assessor. The discussion will be approximately 45 minutes duration.

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Your future

What Next?

This is apprenticeship program can lead to a Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care.

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

For more information or to recruit an Apprentice, please contact our
Employer Hotline on 01252 407299 or visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/apprentice


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The training programme is intended for new or existing staff working in or providing support within a care environment. It is suitable for people in job roles such as lone workers and for staff with senior or supervisory responsibilities within the health and social care sector.

The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with GCSE's grades 3 - 9 or A*-D in Maths and English.  GCSE's will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

You will also need to undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.


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