Lead Adult Careworker

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

The programme is designed for Support Workers and Senior Support workers, ready for their next stage in their career, successfully supervising and leading others to deliver quality care.

As an experienced worker in adult care you’ll already recognise how important it is to maintain the very best care and support. This programme will help you take the next step in your career, give you the skills you need to be a successful supervisor in the setting you work.

Our expert adult care team have supported and trained over 6,000 apprentices for the Health & Social Care sector so you can be confident of being supported by a highly experienced and expert provider.

Lead Adult Care Worker


14 Months


About the programme

This is a 14 month programme delivered throughout the year allowing you to start when it meets your needs.

You’ll learn new knowledge, skills and behaviours to help you provide leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery. You’ll be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support, guiding those around you to deliver quality compassionate care.

Our team of adult care expert Trainers will help, support and develop your knowledge and understanding so that you’re able to successfully complete the apprenticeship programme and progress in your career. You’ll have a dedicated Trainer to help you every step of the way and benefit from a variety of learning opportunities that are relevant to what you do and will be doing as you progress in the sector.

Is the apprenticeship for you?

If you’re already working in the care sector, looking to advance your skills, take the next step in your career and are passionate about adult care, this programme could be just what you need.

Lead Adult Care Workers typically work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, treatment and recovery services and some clinical healthcare settings.

Typical job titles and job roles suitable for the programme include: Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Senior Support Worker, Relief Team Leader, Social Work Assistant and Social Services Officer.

As a Lead Adult Care Worker you’ll be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. You’ll take initiative, help and support others with less confidence to carry out essential care tasks and contribute directly to personal care plans for the individuals you support.

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop a wide range of skills so that you’re able to successfully supervise, lead and support others to deliver quality care. We’ll teach and support you to be a competent Lead Adult Care Worker able to deliver the very best care and be an expert practitioner.

To help fulfil your role, we’ll equip you with the expertise to provide supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others.

Key learning topics covered during the apprenticeship include:

  • Supporting individuals to stay safe
  • Health and well-being
  • Playing an active role in developing personal care plans
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

If you don’t have Level 2 English and maths we’ll help you to achieve this before reaching end point assessment. Our team of highly skilled specialist English and Maths Tutors can provide additional support if needed.

How you’ll learn

We have designed a 14 month programme which includes:

  • Face to face sessions
  • Regular 1-2-1 support
  • Remote support
  • Assignments
  • Ongoing mentoring, coaching and support
  • Specialist English/maths support (if needed)
  • End point assessment preparation and support, including Gateway Readiness Check and mock tests

You can start the apprenticeship any time in the year.

You will also record and track your learning progress through the OneFile e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device.


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