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Lead in Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Social Care & Health
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   18 months


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   As required

Lead Adult Care Workers are 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.

  What You Will Learn

Typical job titles 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, Family Support Worker or Personal Assistant. These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.
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. This course will aim to provide you with the theory and practical skills to build confidence in the sector and your job role.

  Entry Requirements

Hold level 1 as a minimum for English and Maths and the learner will need to progress to Level 2 and be assessed. Learners who don’t hold a level 1 in both subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.  Learners whose main language isn’t English will need to acquire a Statement of Comparability from ECCTIS at their own cost. If coming from an EEA country, learners will need settlement status or pre-settled status and will be required to produce this as evidence. (sent this to the international email inbox international@cornwall.ac.uk)

  Work Experience

N/A

  Assessment

Assessment in the workplace, portfolio based evidence, End Point Assessment.

  Progression

L5 Assistant Practitioner or FdSC Healthcare Assistant

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# Care # Health # Social # Care

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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