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.
You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.
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.
- Strong assessor support
- Practice assessment
- Portfolio of evidence produced
- Range of assessment methods
- End Assessment
- Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process required (DBS)
- The Care Certificate must be achieved as part of the Apprenticeship
- Communication Skills
- Equality & Inclusion
- Personal development in health
- Duty of care in health
- Person Centred practice
- Health & Safety
- Good practice in handling
- Optional subject choices available
This qualification can help you succeed in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as:
- Residential care
- Community and primary care
- Acute health environments (eg hospitals)
- Domiciliary services (home care / home help)
- Supported living projects
- Community-based care
- Private care for a person or family.
This qualification also allows candidates to progress to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
- Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare.
- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Advanced Practice).