Learners who undertake the Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship should help adults in care and support the needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible. Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance, and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.
This apprenticeship is suited for a range of job titles, including: Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Senior Support Worker, Social Services Officer, Community Support Worker, Personal Assistant and more! These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia, and end-of-life care.
Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have a responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and behaviours.
These are personal attributes and behaviours expected from all Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles. Individuals should be caring, compassionate, committed and demonstrate effective communication skills in the workplace.
Learners without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking their End Point Assessment.
End Point Assessment Process
The Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker qualification consists of two assessment methods:
- Situational judgement test
- Professional discussion
The performance in the Learners End Point Assessment will determine their overall apprenticeship standard and grade.