Lead Adult Care Worker - Level 3

The Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 are 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. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance, and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.

On completion of this typically 18-21 months standard, apprentices will demonstrate a range of excellent skills such as helping adults with care and support needs and make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, or intellectual challenges. The Lead Adult Care 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.

Training structure

  • Completion of Level 3 RQF Diploma in Adult Care, a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Gaining practical 'on the job' skills and supporting knowledge.

Programme Modules:

  • Promote Communication in Care Settings
  • Promote Effective Handling of Information in Care Settings
  • Promote Personal Development in Care Settings
  • Promote Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
  • Promote Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
  • Promote Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
  • Responsibilities of a Care Worker
  • Duty of Care in Care Settings
  • Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings

How will I be assessed?

In between face to face sessions:

  • One to one: Learners will receive monthly visits
  • Self-Study: Learners are expected to carry out self-study using our e-portfolio platform.
  • Contact: Learners have access to their Assessor/Trainer via email, learner portal, telephone and web-based systems i.e. Zoom.

End Point Assessment comprises of:

  • Situational Judgement Test - The situational judgment test will present the apprentice with a range of real-life scenarios on which they will have to answer questions in a multiple-choice format.
  • Professional Discussion - The professional discussion will cover the Adult Care Worker’s skills and their experience of applying the apprenticeship standard in the workplace.

Information & support

You will follow a structured programme of training and development, which includes off-the-job training that may include work-shadowing, offsite visits, and conduct independent research.

Both theory and practice will be covered in detail to give you the knowledge and skills you can take forward to your End Point Assessment (EPA).

Internet access both at home and in the workplace will be required in order to access our e-portfolio system.

What can I do with this Apprenticeship?

We expect this qualification to help consolidate you in your job as a multi-skilled and knowledgeable team player who represents a key personnel asset.

Following your successful completion of this apprenticeship you may wish to aim for promotion, new job and or higher level of qualification.