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adult care 


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lead adult care

This programme has been developed for those providing frontline care to vulnerable adults within the home, daycare centres, residential and nursing homes and some other healthcare settings.

Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.  In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery and are instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.  In some circumstances, Lead Adult Care Workers will have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers.

This programme is suitable for residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres and some clinical healthcare settings.





12 months


  • Knowing and understanding main tasks and responsibilities

  • Importance of having the right values and behaviours

  • Importance of communication

  • How to support individuals to stay safe from harm (safeguarding)

  • Promoting health and wellbeing

  • How to work professionally, including professional development


  • Main tasks and responsibilities according to job role

  • Treating people with respect and dignity and honouring their human rights

  • Communicating clear and responsibly

  • Support individuals to stay safe from harm (safeguarding)

  • Championing health and wellbeing

  • Working professionally and seeking professional development


  • Care

  • Compassion

  • Courage

  • Communication

  • Competence

  • Commitment


  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care


  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

end point assessment

  • End-point assessment is via project assignment and professional discussion, portfolio of evidence and employer reference.

  • Registration to professional bodies: Successful completion of this apprenticeship provides eligibility for professional registration of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals or Institute of Recruiters.

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