Health and Social Care
Lead Adult Care Worker, Apprenticeship
Upon completion, you will have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.
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, enabling service users 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.
You will study a range of criteria in order to complete the apprenticeship, including promoting personal development in care settings, effective handling of information and responsibilities of a care worker.
How will I be assessed?
The employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when you are ready to undertake your independent end-point assessment which will assess the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for this role.
What could I do after this course?
You may choose to progress to a degree in Integrated Mental Health and Social Care or Health and Social Care Practice at University Centre Weston, or a higher-level apprenticeship such as the Level 5 Leader in Care. This would enable you to further your professional development and work towards a management role.
There are no formal qualifications required. However, you will be assessed to ensure that you can achieve English and maths functional skills to a minimum of Level 2. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
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What our students say
Lily Elliott, Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3
"Lily enjoyed having the opportunity to apply theoretical underpinnings to real-life scenarios through our state-of-the-art simulation room and laboratories. She also enjoyed developing her industry competencies whilst attending weekly placements, organised by Weston College’s placement team. During her study program, Lily achieved a grade profile of D*D*D*, qualified to be a lateral flow tester, and Covid-19 vaccinator.."
Former school: Broadoak
Studied: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3
What next? Lily is progressing to the University West of England to complete a degree in Physiotherapy to support her aspirations of becoming physiotherapist.