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Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course overview

PLEASE NOTE: This apprenticeship is delivered within the workplace, so it is potentially available across the Activate Learning College regions of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey. Please enquire for further details.

Leading frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

This level 3 apprenticeship training programme develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to lead on the provision of care for adults, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

It is suitable for care officers, care supervisors, senior care workers and other associated job titles.

– Personal Development
– Communication
– Equality and Inclusion
– Duty of Care
– Role of Health and Social care worker
– Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
– Person-centred Support
– Health and Safety
– Handling information
– Additional range of optional units to choose from depending on the job role

You will meet the assessor in the workplace to support with the delivery of standards, to review and record the progress, and coach throughout your apprenticeship. Additional sessions may be required to support with Functional Skills, maths and English, and this can be delivered during one to one sessions as well as college classes depending on your needs.

To achieve this apprenticeship standard, the employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when the apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the apprenticeship standard and clearly evidenced by the on-programme progression review meetings and records.

The independent end assessment ensures that all apprentices consistently achieve the industry set professional standard and can commence at any point once the apprentice is competent after the twelve-month minimum period of learning and development. Prior to independent end assessment, the functional skills English and maths components of the apprenticeship must be successfully completed.

You are required to hold a GCSEs in maths and English at Grade C/4 or above OR be prepared to achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths whilst undertaking your apprenticeship.

A health and social care apprenticeship can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of roles in the health and social care industry. You may choose to progress with your employer, change jobs or study a higher-level apprenticeship.

Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Worker role.

The minimum duration for this apprenticeship is 12 months with an End Point Assessment.

As a health and social care apprentice with Activate Apprenticeships, you will have access to the following facilities at Activate Learning colleges:

Libraries and learning environments

Ability to borrow books and laptops
Digital resources and programmes
A student card, allowing you to take advantage of student discounts
Can apply for an Apprentice extra Totum Card
Advice and support services for apprentices includes:

Advice and Admissions
Learning Support
Student Support
Impartial careers advisors
One-to-one support
A college nurse
Free counselling service

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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2025
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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2026
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