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Lead Adult Care Worker Standards


Course Overview

This Apprenticeship provides the knowledge and skills needed to support senior staff and managers in the care sector.  In your job role you will be make a positive difference to an individual's life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

Lead Adult Workers may be working in a variety of care settings depending upon their role including:

  • Residential or nursing homes
  • Domiciliary care
  • Day centres 
  • Some clinical healthcare settings

Course Content

This apprenticeship is an integrated programme of knowledge and skill which has been developed alongside core behaviours expected of a competent worker operating in a regulated field.

The apprentice would achieve the following

A level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care

Functional Skills in Maths and English at L2

The Care Certificate

Undertake and achieve the end point assessment which is graded pass, merit or distinction 

Entry Requirement

Learners are expected to be working care setting with at least 6 months experience where they may provide leadership, direction and guidance to others. 

Learners must have completed the Care Certificate and have undertaken the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring process .

Prior to starting this qualification the learner will need to have achieved a level 1 (or have the equivalent)  Functional skills in English and Maths


Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly. They will complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target. They will support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as; professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress on to level 4 or 5 in management courses

Job roles could include deputy manager or specialist workers.

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Course Outline

Course Code: MP52
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Start Date: 01/08/2018
Duration: 2 Years
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