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.
The apprentice will demonstrate skills by providing leadership, guidance and direction at the front line of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and well-being of those receiving care and support. The apprenticeship standards, knowledge, skills and behaviours are developed over the course of the programme through interactive learning with employer mentors and tutors.

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.
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.

• 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

Personal Attributes and Behaviours for Adult Care Workers
• 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

Level: 3

Duration: 12-24 months

Mandatory Content

Pearson Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

Functional Skills:
Pearson Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF)
Pearson Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF)

Industry Requirements:
Completed prior to enrolment: Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service