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Apprenticeship Standard: Lead Adult Care Worker

The Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard is designed for apprentices working in roles where they are leading frontline care for vulnerable adults. This may be in a healthcare setting, a residential or nursing home, a day care centre or in the home.

Job roles may include: Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Senior Support Worker, Relief Team Leader, Social Work Assistant, Social Services Officer, Outreach Development Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Community Development Worker, Family Support Worker or Personal Assistant. 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.

Full details of the standard are available on the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

Mandated qualification requirements

The Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard requires achievement of the following qualification for all apprentices:

Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Complementary additional support qualifications

The following qualifications may be used to support apprentices to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

English and Maths support

All apprentices must also achieve level 2 English and maths prior to taking their EPA. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the minimum requirement is Entry Level 3.

You may find our Functional Skills qualifications, or bite-sized English and Maths qualifications can help support apprentices to achieve this.

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A range of support materials are available to approved centres and these can be accessed through Prism.

View a sample of our support materials.

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