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Lead Adult Care Worker - Level 3

Course overview:

This apprenticeship will develop your skills within a health care setting, allowing you to develop supervision and frontline leadership competences as well as teaching you to work autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.


The apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 18 months.

Roles could include:

Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Relief Team Leader, Outreach Development Worker, or Family Support Worker. You could also all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia, and end-of-life care.

Units of study:

The Adult Care Worker Standard is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding (know it), skills (show it) and behaviours (live it) associated with the role. You will work to these personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Adult Care Workers:

  • Care – caring consistently about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
  • Compassion – delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
  • Courage – 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 – applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
  • Commitment – improving the experience of care and support ensuring it is person centred


The end-point assessment of the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship will include a situation judgement test, assessing all knowledge and skills elements in your job role, and a professional discussion using a wide range of evidence collected from your portfolio. Each assessment is weighted 50/50 and will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. 

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