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Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Course Overview

Our Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship covers all adult care practices, principles and standards. Apprentices will grow their leadership skills, confidence, professionalism and adaptability, ensuring they become a valued leader in any workforce.

Lead Adult Care Workers provide care and support to adults by exercising judgement and accountability to maintain their independence, dignity and control, which enables them to live as safely as possible. In addition, they help make positive differences in an adult's life when they are faced with physical, practical, emotional or intellectual challenges, which is instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those in their care.

We offer individualised learning to each Apprentice, and heavily involve the employer with all curriculum scoping to ensure progress is meaningful. In addition, the curriculum scoping exercise provides an opportunity to review prior learning and completed qualifications, with the aim of personalising Apprenticeships to support and enhance your business, and therefore your Apprentices’ progress and progression.

Prior attainment is carefully considered from the start to ensure time on the programme is maximised. We offer strong IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) to ensure that each Apprentice understands the context of their learning, the assessment methodology and that their future career progression is carefully mapped into their journey.


Individual employers may set any entry requirements which may include:

  • It is desirable that candidates would have achieved a level 2 in Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above) prior to commencing their Apprenticeship training. For those Apprentices who are yet to achieve a level 2 in Maths and English will have the opportunity to complete these qualifications during their Apprenticeship. However, a level 2 must be achieved in these areas before they qualify for entry to their end-point assessment.
  • Key Information

    Course Length
    12 to 14 Months

    Course Level
    Level 3

    Awarding Body
    (E-certificates upon achievement)

    Learning Method
    Workplace (direct delivery)

    For Individuals


    • Apprentices will gain a nationally recognised and accredited qualification
    • Improve staff retention
    • Work in partnership with a nationally recognised training provider
    • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
    • Bespoke support to ensure Apprentices access high quality ‘off the job’ learning
    • See rapid improvements in employees' performance, productivity and behaviours that will benefit your organisation
    • Employees have access to unlimited support from a qualified trainer and a Learner Support Advisor (LSA) throughout their apprenticeship

    Cost and Funding Information

    Study this course

    Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship your staff will develop a range of new knowledge, skills and behaviours which will add significant value to each Apprentices overall learning, progress and development. Examples include:


  • How to create and develop a care plan based on the person’s preferences in the way they want to be supported

  • How to communicate clearly both verbally and non-verbally and able to influence others to maximise the quality of interaction

  • What to do when there is an accident or sudden illness and take appropriate action

  • Skills:

  • Implement/facilitate the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments

  • Demonstrate and ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely

  • Carry out fire safety procedures and manage others to do so

  • Behaviours:

  • Compassion

  • Communication

  • Commitment

  • For Businesses

    With our combination of market-leading learning resources, exceptional customer service and award-winning LMS solutions, we are confident we can assist with your education and training delivery needs.

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    For Apprenticeships

    Our Apprenticeship programmes focus on improving business productivity and staff retention, while creating an efficient and skilled workforce. We can supply learning materials to support with the delivery of Apprenticeship standards.

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