Lead Adult Care Worker – Advanced Apprenticeship

The Advanced Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship allows learners to work in a variety of senior roles in the social care sector.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Health and Care
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Course Length Up to 12 months
Overview

A Lead Adult Care Worker Apprentice will offer frontline support for vulnerable adults a home, day care centre, residential or nursing home, and other healthcare setting. You will also provide leadership, guidance and direction for others who may be less experienced.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the importance of communication between patients and team members
  • Support and enable individuals to achieve their personal aims and goals
  • How to lead and support others • Understand what ‘duty of care’ means
  • Identify, respond to and escalate changes to physical, social and emotional needs of individuals
  • Recognise potential signs of different forms of abuse
  • Learn Health and Safety practices for self, employer and workers, and recognise unsafe environments
  • Breaking down communication barriers
  • How to monitor, plan and review a care plan in response to changing physical, social and emotional needs of individuals

Example job roles include: Care worker/Support Worker/Relief Team Worker/Home Care Support Worker/Mental Health Outreach Worker/Family Support Worker/Community Development Worker.

Achieve:

  • IFA Lead Adult Care Worker
  • End Point Assessment
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment OR progress on to the Level 4 Care and Leadership Management Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide, you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support to help you achieve their requirements, either prior to your Apprenticeship via a pre-Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme.

Facilities

Apprentices have access to all facilities across college. These include the college Learning Resource Centres and the college Gym.

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