Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship: L3 Diploma in Adult Care

Bespoke Consultancy & Education Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This qualification is supported by Skills for Care, the sector skills council for the adult care sector in England. It is designed for those learners working as leaders in adult care and is a specialist qualification for adult care. It contains core competencies that are shared by workers in the adult care and health workforce which ensures integrated services are provided by employers and portability for workers across the health and care sectors. The qualification content is appropriate for roles such as lead adult care workers and lead personal assistants.

The qualification content also links with the knowledge and skills required for the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship standard.

Learners gaining this qualification will undertake 9 mandatory units enabling them to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas; promoting communication and effective handling of information, promoting personal development, person-centred approaches, equality and inclusion, health, safety and wellbeing, responsibilities of a care worker, duty of care and promoting safeguarding and protection in care settings.

Learners will also develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of other areas by selecting optional units that are suitable for their job role and development. If relevant to their role, learners may also choose from a selection of leadership units that can be undertaken as part of this qualification. Learners who wish to work in roles within the health sector may find the optional unit selection within the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF) more appropriate.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This Apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months to complete, the total qualification time for this qualification is 580 hours, and of this 341 are recommended guided learning hours.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed through completion of a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed and internally quality assured by the centre.

End Point Assessment

Under the new apprenticeship standards that have been introduced by the government, all apprentices must pass an end-point assessment to successfully complete their apprenticeship. The employer and training provider will determine the apprentice is ready for end-point assessment. This is part of the decision-making process, known as ‘gateway’.

End-point assessments must be conducted by a government-approved end-point assessment organisation and, as part of this process, the apprentice will be formally evaluated on their knowledge, skills and behaviour. Once this process is completed, the apprentice will be issued with their apprenticeship certification.

The manner in which the end-point assessment is conducted is determined by the trailblazer group that has been responsible for developing the apprenticeship standard. The group for each standard will determine the way in which the assessment takes place. This can include examinations, assignments, interviews and observations at work.

What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification can choose to progress onto the Highfield Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care (RQF) or the Highfield Level 4 Diploma in Care (RQF) depending on their job role.

Dates available on arrangement

Bespoke Consultancy & Education Ltd can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

​We deliver this qualification nationwide. Please send an enquiry or call us on 01934 411260
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