Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

LEVEL 3 LEAD ADULT CARE WORKER
Who is this Apprenticeship for?

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.

Training is arranged to suit your business needs:
The Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship includes a 20% off-the-job training requirement.
Training takes on average 15-18 months to complete, however this can be shorter dependent upon whether the employee has any recognition of prior learning (RPL) or unit/credit exemptions. We will discuss this with your staff at enrolment.

What will this cost to a Business/Employer?
Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. In this instance the fee is £150.00.

Eligibility:
• Be aged 16 years or older and be employed in England and have a Contract of Employment
• Not currently enrolled onto any other apprenticeship, or another DfE funded FE/HE programme
• Learners/employees should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.

Certification:
Successful candidates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Social Care (Adults) for England from ICQ, an awarding body within England and Wales who are currently recognised by Ofqual and the Department for Education and Skills.

Course Contents:
Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

The apprenticeship is made up of the following components:
• Level 3 Diploma in Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
• The Care Certificate
• Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2
The Training will cover the following units:

Mandatory units:
• Engage in personal development in health & social care settings • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health & social care • Promote and implement health and safety in care • Promote communication in health, social care settings • The role of the health and social care worker • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings • Principles for implementing duty of care in health & social care settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health && social care settings • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care.

Optional units:
Supporting individuals to eat & drink • Meeting personal care needs • Moving & positioning individuals in accordance with their care plan • Supporting care plan activities • Providing support for therapy sessions
How this Qualification is delivered?
The Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship includes a 20% off-the-job training requirement.
Training takes on average 15-18 months to complete, however this can be shorter dependent upon whether the employee has any recognition of prior learning (RPL) or unit/credit exemptions. We will discuss this with your staff at enrolment.

End Point Assessment
Apprentices access End Point Assessment following a gateway discussion with their employer and trainer where entry requirements are discussed, checked and recorded including functional skills at the required level. The End Point Assessment will include the following types of assessment:
• Situational Judgement test.
• Professional Discussion.
• Self-Assessment.
• Collate testimonies from people who use services.

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