Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 apprenticeship

This qualification is designed to guide and assess the development of your knowledge and skills relating to your role in the Health and Social Care workforce and can be used to confirm your competence in your chosen job role.

Level 3

Up to 12 - 15 months

Apprenticeship funding: Maximum funding for Employers: £3,000

Start Date: 2021-09-03

Course Overview:

Lead Adult Care Workers are the 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.

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.

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Lead 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

 Who is it for?

Typical job titles include 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. These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.

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.

Learning Outcomes

An Adult Care Worker must know and understand: The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities; The importance of having the right values and behaviours; The importance of communication; How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding); How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues; How to work professionally, including their own professional development as well as those they support, and work colleagues

An Adult Care Worker must be able to: Complete the main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role; Treat people with respect and dignity and honouring their human rights; Communicate clearly and responsibly; Support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding); Champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and for work colleagues; Work professionally and seek to develop their own professional development

Assessment Methods

End-point Assessment.

Individuals without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expect that providers that employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.

Lead Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan

Progression

Learners will have the option to progress in the sector and complete the Level 4 qualification and become a deputy or assistant home manager.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for English and maths:

Apprentices are required to meet the initial entry points for English and maths as follows:

  • For level 2 apprenticeships the minimum entry level for English and maths is ‘Entry level 3’ (E3).
  • For all level 3 and 4 apprenticeships the minimum English and maths level 1, ideally level 2.
  • For level 5 and 6 apprenticeships, the minimum English and maths should be level 2, some individual circumstances may be considered at level 1.

Initial assessment is completed prior to starting the course.  All applicants will be supported to attain these entry levels prior to joining the course, or whilst on the course, where possible.

Apprentices working with young people and vulnerable adults would be required to hold a DBS clearance as necessary.

Eligibility

You’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

For further information, please contact:

02033711041 or tate@ictraining.co.uk

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