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Adult Care Worker Lead - Level 3 Apprenticeship


Duration: 1 Year
Location: Workplace and College
Sector: Social care standards

About the Course

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 front line of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and well-being of those receiving care and support.  You may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. 

As an apprentice on this pathway you will cover many aspects of adult care including care practices, principles and standards, safeguarding and the importance of communication and active listening.

Entry criteria

You will need:

  • To be aged 16 or older
  • To be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week with 20% of your normal working hours set aside for you to complete your training and study
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification and Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and Maths

All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.

Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.


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