Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
Level Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
Duration 21 - 24 months
Attendance College attendance of two days per Functional Skill is required for this Standard. All Functional Skills will be completed in the first 6 months of the Apprenticeship.
Entry Requirements Apprenticeship Standard Adult Care Worker Level 2. Initial Assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to sign up
Progression Apprenticeship Standard L4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

Apprenticeship Overview

The content of the course will cover:

The personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Lead Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles

Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives

Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect

Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk

Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working

Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support

Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred


Key Units/Learning Aims

The importance of having the right values and behaviours

The importance of communication

How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)

How to champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues

How to work professionally, including their own professional development of those they support and work colleagues

Treat people with respect and dignity and honouring their human rights

Communicating clearly and responsibly

Support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)

Champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and for work colleagues

Working professionally and seeking to develop their own professional development


Delivery and Assessment

Development of the job role competencies and skills and behaviours can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the Apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills

Coach will support the teaching and learning of the Apprentice in their development of Lead Adult Care knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.

For the Level 3 Standard in Lead Adult Care, the Learning and Skills Coach will visit on a regular basis to support with developing the electronic portfolio, which is used as evidence for the completion of the qualifications.


Assessment of the Apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:

  • Observations
  • Professional discussions
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Reviews
  • Work products


Off-the-Job Training

Apprentices are entitled to 20% off-the-job training as part of their working week. This is paid learning to be undertaken in the workplace or in college if applicable.

Training may include:

  • Theory lessons in college
  • Simulated exercises and role play
  • Online learning e.g. webinars /blended learning
  • Practical training
  • Shadowing and Mentoring
  • Time spent by the apprentice writing assessments/assignments


Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 2 for this Standard.

End Point Assessment

Apprentices will access the End Point Assessment after successful completion of all the listed qualifications and when the Assessor and Employer agree that the learner is competent in the vocational area.

The End Point Assessment will be delivered in two parts, firstly, the completion of a situational judgement test answered through a multiple choice exercise (but not necessarily undertaken as an online or computer-based test) and secondly a professional discussion. To achieve final certification, the apprentices must have completed and achieved these End Point Assessments in addition to the Care Certificate, the Diploma and the maths and English. The assessment will demonstrate that the apprentice can apply their knowledge, skills and behaviours in an integrated way and will satisfy the requirements for the award of an apprenticeship certificate.

Industry Specific Requirements

 Apprentices must undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.