Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

Level 3 Diploma for Lead Adult Care Worker

A health and social care apprenticeship standard

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

To be eligible – employees must:

  • Be aged 16 years or older
  • Have been resident in the UK/EU for at least three years prior to commencing their apprenticeship
  • Be employed in England and have a Contract of Employment
  • Work for at least 30 hours per week
  • Not currently enrolled onto any other apprenticeship, or another DfE funded FE/HE programme

Training is arranged to suit your business needs:

The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship includes a 20% off-the-job training requirement.

Training takes on average 12-15 months to complete, however this can be shorter dependent upon whether the employee has any recognition of prior learning (RPL) or unit/credit exemptions. We will discuss this with your staff at enrolment.


Programme Structure

The apprenticeship is made up of the following components:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • The Care Certificate
  • Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 2)

Training Covers

  • The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities.
  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours and treating people with respect and dignity.
  • The importance of communication and communicating clearly and responsibly.
  • 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 and seeking to develop their own professional development and that of work colleagues.


Assessment Practice

Regular evaluation sessions with managers and trainers will allow apprentices to practice end assessment activities such as practical observations, Q&A sessions and a series of professional discussions. To prepare for a final end point assessment apprentices will be asked to complete a number of activities in-between visits to build confidence and competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours areas.

End Point Assessment

Apprentices access End Point Assessment following a gateway discussion with their employer and trainer where entry requirements are discussed, checked and recorded including functional skills at the required level. The End Point Assessment will include the following types of assessment:

  • Situational Judgement Test
  • Professional Discussion
  • Self-Assessment
  • Collate testimonies from people who use services


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