Learners who undertake the Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological, or intellectual challenges. They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team, contributing to, promoting, and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level. Learners will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibilities which will allow them to lead in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement, telecare, and assistive technology.
Lead Practitioners in Adult Care may have the responsibility of coaching and mentoring others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery. Lead Practitioners in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Practitioners in Adult Care this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level, but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.
These are personal attributes and behaviours expected from a Lead Practitioner in Adult Care 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 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care qualification consists of two discrete assessment methods:
- Observation of practice
- Professional discussion
The performance in the Learners End Point Assessment will determine their overall apprenticeship standard and grade.