Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3


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You can develop your career as an adult care worker and aim for roles with more responsibility thanks to this occupational progression opportunity.

This apprenticeship is suitable for people who work or aim to work as a Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Senior Support Worker, Relief Team Leader, Social Work Assistant, Social Services Officer, Outreach Development Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Community Development Worker, Family Support Worker or Personal Assistant.

Importantly, any of these roles could specialise in a variety of areas, including learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.

Why choose Brock for Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3?

At Brockenhurst College you will learn from highly-respected former adult care professionals with many years of experience in the range of establishments including the National Health Service and private care homes.

Teaching & learning

This is an integrated programme of knowledge and skills acquisition. You will also develop the core behaviours expected of a competent worker operating in a regulated field.

You will undertake a programme of study in a suitable care setting and complete the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate.

You will also compile a portfolio of evidence based on the systems, processes and procedures common in your workplace.

There will also be a requirement for 20% off-the-job-training, which could see you undertake work-shadowing, make visits and conduct independent research.

Training structure

As well as your contract hours you will have 20% off-the-job training, plus regular contact with your college assessor to ensure you are making adequate progress.

You will study the following areas:

  • Understanding your job role and other worker roles relevant to your service. This could include supporting with social activities, monitoring health, and assisting with eating, mobility and personal care.
  • How to monitor, plan, review a care plan in response to changing physical, social and emotional needs of individuals.
  • How to lead and support others to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures.
  • How to ensure that dignity is at the centre of all work with individuals and their support circles.
  • How to address and resolve any dilemmas you may face where there is a conflict between a person’s rights and their safety.
  • How to use and promote risk assessments to enable a person-centred approach to care delivery.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Functional Skills Maths and English miniumum Level 2 or these will be completed as part of your apprenticeship. 
  •  You must be working towards a lead adult care worker role. 

How will I be assessed?

This programme places emphasis on continuous assessment through your learner portfolio and contact with your college assessor.

You may only attempt the mandatory End Point Assessment (EPA) once the recognised diploma criteria and the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate have been achieved.

The EPA will include the two following components:

  • Situational judgement test – multiple-choice exam.
  • Professional discussion – activity.

Information & support

All apprentices must undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process, and provide the result before starting.

What can I do with this Apprenticeship?

On successful completion of this qualification you will be eligible to apply for the Level 5 in Care Leadership and Management programme.

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