The care 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 adult care worker is to make a positive impact on 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.
Who is this Standard for?
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 qualified tutor and employer to achieve the Lead Adult Care Worker standards, as well as Level 2 Maths and English qualifications.
End Point Assessment methods:
- Situation Judgement Test
- Professional Discussion