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Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: All areas
Health & Social Care Apprentice

Is it for me?

This apprenticeship provides the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need to take the step in your career within the care sector.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
13 months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Care Certificate
  • Maths & English Level 2 if required


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. They have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.
Which roles will the Apprenticeship prepare me for?

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. You may also gain the skills you need to specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.

What subjects will I study?

During your Apprenticeship you will develop a wide range of new skills and knowledge in areas relevant to the context of the service in which you work. These include supporting with social activities, monitoring health, assisting with eating, mobility and personal care in accordance with their personal care/support plan. You will gain the confidence you need to take on additional responsibilities including the leadership and support of colleagues ensuring they work within safe, clear professional boundaries and legal requirements.

What does the Diploma include?

This Diploma is made up of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units listed below cover core competencies.

Mandatory units:
■ communication
■ personal development
■ values and behaviours
■ health and wellbeing
■ responsibilities
■ safeguarding

There are a wide range of optional units to choose from which allow you to choose from to enable you to tailor the qualification to your needs, interests and your workplace setting including:

Optional units:
■ learning disability services
■ end of life care
■ dementia care
■ residential care
■ domiciliary care
■ healthcare support
■ leadership

How will I be assessed?

Throughout your Apprenticeship your Training Consultant will provide continuous assessment, feedback and support to ensure you successfully complete all elements of your diploma and apprenticeship standard. On completion of training you will demonstrate the new skills and knowledge you have gained through a multiple choice test and professional discussion.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

Once you have finished your programme you will have the opportunity to discuss your next steps with our expert advisors.
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926

Portsmouth Campus: 02392 374752