sector currently employs approximately 1 in 10 of the working population in the
UK. It covers a range of services across many organisations within the public,
private and voluntary sectors, including in hospitals, hospices and nursing
care homes. The role of the lead adult care worker is to make a positive another
person’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional
or intellectual challenges. They are also expected to exercise judgement and
take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence,
dignity and control.
This apprenticeship is for individuals working within an adult care
environment. Lead Adult Care Workers are expected to exercise judgement and take
appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence,
dignity and control. 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. 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.
This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.
Apprentices will be placed in an adult care role and supported by a tutor to
achieve the Lead Adult Care Worker standards, as well as Level 2 Maths and