Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

This apprenticeship has been designed to support experienced individuals working in the adult care sector to enhance their skills, knowledge and become a specialist.

The programme is specifically aimed at those responsible for being a lead in a team and working towards being a manager or perhaps have been identified as a future manager.

Participants who complete this new Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 apprenticeship will be well placed to guide, inspire and help support other team members to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

The apprenticeship is suitable for:

• individuals working in a range of settings such as nursing homes, residential homes, support services, clinical healthcare, domiciliary care and day centres;
• those that have two years’ sector experience; and
• individuals who have some level of management or supervising experience.

We’ll help the learner to take the next step in their career and tailor the programme to the setting so that learning is practical and can be applied in the workplace.

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Lead Practitioner
in Adult Care


18 Months


About the programme

The apprenticeship is 18 months in total with a 15 month practical learning programme and then up to 3 months for the End Point Assessment.

We deliver throughout the year meaning apprentices can start the programme when you want and when it meets your needs, rather than wait for a particular time in the year. Delivery takes place in the workplace or remotely to minimise disruption to the setting and maintain staffing ratios.

Apprentices learn new knowledge, skills and behaviours to help mentor and support others. There’s the opportunity to specialise in topics that will help apprentices to lead in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement and assistive technology.

Our team of expert adult care trainers are able to enhance and enrich the programme for you based on your needs and the apprentice’s areas of interest.

The occupationally competent experienced adult care team will provide help, support and training so that the apprentice successfully completes their programme. Regular visits, reviews and 1-2-1 sessions will help to maintain progress and provide an opportunity to resolve any issues.

Is the apprenticeship right for your business?

The programme is aimed at those already working in the care sector, looking to advance their skills and take the next step in career development.
Apprentices don’t need to have a Level 3 qualification to do this Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care but should be in a lead role or have responsibility for activities such as supervising, team meetings and appraisals.

The programme provides a fantastic way to bridge the gap between a Level 3 and Level 5 apprenticeship, supporting talent development and career progression routes. This provides an opportunity to develop the skills of staff who know and are familiar with the workplace as part of succession planning and future planning.

It’s important that apprentices get the opportunity to demonstrate and evidence the new found skills, knowledge and behaviours in day-to-day activities.

Our expert trainers will help to guide and support you and the individual apprentices in ensuring this programme is right for you once you get in touch. Don’t delay, click down below and we can help you.

What apprentices learn

Apprentices develop a wide range of skills to set you up for a successful career in the sector and also gain the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care.

Key learning topics covered during the apprenticeship include:

• legislation relevant to management
• partnership working
• inclusive practice
• communication
• person centred assessment and planning
• personalisation of support
• best practice in mentoring and supporting the professional development of others
• risk management
• Health and safety

Apprentices need to have a Level 2 English and Maths to be able to achieve the apprenticeship but we can help apprentices with this. We have a specialist team of highly skilled English and Maths Tutors able to provide additional support if needed.

How apprentices will learn

We have designed a flexible programme which includes:

• Assessment and induction
• Face-to-face sessions (or remote delivery)
• Regular 1-2-1 support (face-to-face and/or remote)
• Assignments
• Observations
• Ongoing mentoring, coaching and support (including information, advice and guidance)
• Specialist English and/or Maths support (if needed)
• End Point Assessment preparation and support, including Gateway Readiness Check and mock tests

Apprentices record and track their learning progress through the OneFile e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence their journey. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device. This tool really helps to monitor and maintain oversight of progress which is great for reporting and also review purposes.

Get in touch today with one of our team to learn more and see how we can help you.

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