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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker

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Course Description

Job roles include: 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 and Family Support Worker.

Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.

Qualifications

Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications.

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of the apprenticeship (Unless already achieved A-C, 4-9 GCSE or equivalent English & maths).

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Details

THE LEAD ADULT CARE WORKER APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP A RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS INCLUDING:

Understand the barriers to communication and be able to both identify, and determine, the best solutions to achieve success when communicating with the individual they are supporting

Know how to reduce the spread of infection and support others in infection prevention and control

Know how to work with other people and organisations in the interest of the person being supported

Be able to use and facilitate methods of communication preferred by the individual they support according to the individual’s language, cultural and sensory needs, wishes and preferences

Be able to lead and mentor others where appropriate to promote the wellbeing of the individuals they support

Can carry out research relevant to individuals’ support needs and share with others

Courage - is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk

Compassion - is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, empathy and respect

Commitment - to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred

Progression

Progression from this apprenticeship could be into a Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship/position.

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