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Lead Adult Care Worker
Level 3

Apprenticeship:

Lead Adult Care Worker

Qualification: Level 3

Duration: 12-18 months

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 front-line 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. Lead Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings.

There is an option for employers to fund this apprenticeship through a student finance loan.

Type of job roles the programme is for

  • Lead Adult Care Worker
  • Lead Personal Assistant
  • Key Worker
  • Domiciliary Care Worker
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Support Worker

Qualifications

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Care Certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English 
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Progression opportunities

  • Level 4 in Adult Care
  • Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Adult Care

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Personal development
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Role of the health & social care worker
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Health and safety
  • Handling information

Apprenticeship:

Lead Adult Care Worker

Qualification: Level 3

Duration: 12-18 months

  • New learners are assessed by a Skills Coach to ensure their suitability for the programme
  • After this, they will complete an initial assessment and scoping to identify areas of improvement, and development goals for the apprenticeship
  • An apprenticeship induction is then held for new learners, where they will be introduced to the schedule of study

There are optional units to the apprenticeship, depending on the job role. 

Clinical Roles

  • Diabetes awareness
  • Assist in the administration of oxygen
  • Support urinary continence management and catheter care in health care settings
  • Undertake treatments and dressing of lesions and wounds
  • Obtaining and testing capillary blood samples in a care setting

Support Worker Role

  • Assist and support individuals to use alternative and augmentative communication systems (AAC)
  • Assist in the implementation of programmes in increase mobility, movement and functional independence
  • Support individuals who are substance users
  • Work in partnership with families to support individual
  • Carry out comprehensive substance misuse assessments

Mental Health Roles

  • Enable individuals to develop strategies to manage their behaviours
  • Work in partnership with families to support individuals
  • Facilitate and mentor housing and accommodation services to support individuals with mental health needs
  • Promote the physical health of individuals with mental health

Domiciliary Care Roles

  • Understanding stroke care management
  • Move and position individual in accordance with their care plan
  • Support individuals to live at home

Apprenticeship:

Lead Adult Care Worker

Qualification: Level 3

Duration: 12-18 months

There is a clear GC Education & Skills career pathway for the apprentice once they've completed the Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker course.