Lead Adult Care Worker, Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

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 frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support. Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers.

This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and behaviours. Lead Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Adult Care Workers this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The course includes the following knowledge:
? The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities:
? The importance of having the right values and behaviours
? The importance of communication
? How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
? How to champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
? How to work professionally, including their own professional development of those they support and work           colleagues

The course includes the following skills:
? The main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role
? Treat people with respect and dignity and honour their human rights
? Communicate clearly and responsibly
? Support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
? Champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support
? Work professionally and seek to develop their own professional development

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles:
? Care - is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
? Compassion - is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, empathy and respect
? Courage - is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
? Communication - good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
? Competence - is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
? Commitment - to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

End Point Assessment (EPA)
Situational judgement test: The situational judgement test will present the candidate with a range of real-life scenarios about which the learner will have to answer questions in a multiple choice format (60 Questions). The assessment will normally be undertaken online, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied. Questions will draw from the stated knowledge and skills elements of the standard and focus on the higher order competencies. Material may be drawn from any part of the apprenticeship standard.

Professional discussion:  A professional discussion will be undertaken with an independent assessor. The discussion will be of no more than 45 minutes’ duration. Candidates can only apply to undertake the discussion component once the multiple choice assessment has been achieved. The discussion will draw questions and amplifications from prior learning and experience including, where applicable, the candidate’s self-assessment and supporting evidence including testimony from users of services and a sample of standardised candidate questions asked of every apprentice candidate in the interview.
Learners must also achieve the 12 standards as set out by the CQC in the Care Certificate.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is an integrated programme of knowledge and skills acquisition, developed alongside core behaviours expected of a competent worker operating in a regulated field. The award of the apprenticeship certificate will signify recognition of competence in a role and enable progression to higher levels of skills development

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.

Looking for Employment? See below for what to do next…

- Apply for this apprenticeship.  We can then support you to find employment and prepare your job application.

- Register your details and search online for vacancies at www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

- Check the College’s website page regularly (sometimes employers only want to recruit locally and so they advertise on our website and not the NAS website): www.kendal.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprentice/

- Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.

Next: Fees

Training for apprentices is free for all ages. However, if you hold a full Level 4 qualification (or higher) you will not be eligible for apprenticeship funding. Alternative funding options may be available. Please call 01539 814713 or email apprenticeships@kendal.ac.uk for information.

Next: Apply

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