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Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship – Level 3

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Dementia Care
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PW3APSACW
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  • Course aim

    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. 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.

    Which job roles is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

    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.

    Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan, This will include knowing and understanding, The job they do, and 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.

    What qualifications will I get?

    Care certificate- this is a vocational component and will demonstrated through a portfolio of evidence.

    Level 3 Diploma in Lead Adult Care.

    Individuals without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    Industry-specific requirements

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

    The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate.

  • Course assessment

    Adult Care is a work-based qualification, so learners will need to be in an appropriate care setting where they will be assessed and can develop their portfolio of evidence.

    The Lead Adult Care worker will learn through our assessor who will visit your workplace to observe the apprentice undertake their normal duties and complete reviews to make sure the apprentice is staying on track with their work. In conjunction with you and your apprentice, the Assessor will develop an action plan to show what knowledge units are being studied, what evidence needs to be prepared.

    Functional skills – Maths Level 2, English Level 2 – College attendance is necessary for individual learners, but in-company delivery is available for groups of learners.

    End Point Assessment contains 2 methods of assessment

    Apprentices will be presented with a range of real-life scenarios and will have to answer 60 multiple choice questions. The assessment will be undertaken online, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied.

    Apprentices will also undertake a 45 minute discussion lead by an Independent End-Point Assessor (IEPA). Apprentices 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 apprentice’s self-assessment and supporting evidence including testimony from service users

  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that quits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner.
    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    This apprenticeship will signify recognition of competence in a role and enable progression to higher levels of skills development. 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.

  • Course aim

    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. 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.

    Which job roles is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

    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.

    Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan, This will include knowing and understanding, The job they do, and 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.

    What qualifications will I get?

    Care certificate- this is a vocational component and will demonstrated through a portfolio of evidence.

    Level 3 Diploma in Lead Adult Care.

    Individuals without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    Industry-specific requirements

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

    The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate.

  • Course assessment

    Adult Care is a work-based qualification, so learners will need to be in an appropriate care setting where they will be assessed and can develop their portfolio of evidence.

    The Lead Adult Care worker will learn through our assessor who will visit your workplace to observe the apprentice undertake their normal duties and complete reviews to make sure the apprentice is staying on track with their work. In conjunction with you and your apprentice, the Assessor will develop an action plan to show what knowledge units are being studied, what evidence needs to be prepared.

    Functional skills – Maths Level 2, English Level 2 – College attendance is necessary for individual learners, but in-company delivery is available for groups of learners.

    End Point Assessment contains 2 methods of assessment

    Apprentices will be presented with a range of real-life scenarios and will have to answer 60 multiple choice questions. The assessment will be undertaken online, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied.

    Apprentices will also undertake a 45 minute discussion lead by an Independent End-Point Assessor (IEPA). Apprentices 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 apprentice’s self-assessment and supporting evidence including testimony from service users

  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that quits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner.
    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    This apprenticeship will signify recognition of competence in a role and enable progression to higher levels of skills development. 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.

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