Develop your employees to become the next lead adult care workers in your organisation
Who is this course for?
The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is ideal for employees who already provide health and social care support to adults in a range of settings and are ready to take the next step in their healthcare career. These employees deliver high quality, compassionate care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home, or a clinical setting.
What does the course cover?
The training provides care workers with the responsibility to provide supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction to others, whilst applying good judgement and accountability.
- Contribute to the development and ongoing review of care/support plans for the individuals they support
- Demonstrate dignity in their working role with individuals they support, their families, carers and other professionals
- Demonstrate and promote to other workers excellent communication skills, including confirmation of understanding to individuals, their families, carers and professionals
- Lead and support others to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and duty of care
- Lead and mentor others where appropriate to promote the wellbeing of the individuals they support
This is a 12-month apprenticeship programme delivered during normal working hours and training can be flexible to meet the needs of your organisation. We use a blend of online, webinar and practical sessions, and the apprentice will receive regular 1-1 sessions and support from their tutor.
Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.
The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expect that providers who employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.
What qualifications will be achieved?
Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Apprentix is an e-learning and e-portfolio management system that has grown from over 15 years’ experience in creative apprenticeship and e-learning delivery for some of the UK’s most prominent employers, Apprentix has been designed to be the only ‘all in one’ apprenticeship system, which is uniquely supplied with +200 hours of high quality online learning for each standard. All apprentices will have access to all the e-learning course on the system free of charge in addition to the courses built into the apprenticeship package. These can be allocated anywhere throughout the course to meet you business needs, saving you time and money.
The apprentice will receive regular tutor support throughout their qualification. A blended learning approach will be used. They will have monthly face-face visits and webinars alongside regular email and phone contact. The resources on Apprentix have been designed to run in conjunction with the sessions, allowing the learner to research and review each topic with ease.
This qualification is government funded and falls under the Apprenticeship Levy Scheme. For non-levy paying organisations, it requires a 5% employer contribution. Total cost of training is £3,000. The employer is required to fund 5% of this equating to £150.
Business that have less than 50 employees won’t pay anything if they employ apprentices under the age of 19, and will receive a £1000 incentive payment. This can be split into monthly payments to suit your needs.This will be discussed during the initial engagement to determine eligibility.
Course cost: £3000
Employer contribution: 5% (£150)
Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
This apprenticeship supports career progression within the health and social care sector.
Treat people with respect and dignity and honour their human rights
Demonstrate dignity in their working role with individuals they support, their families, carers and other professionals
Support others to understand the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in social care
Exhibit empathy for individuals they support, i.e. understanding and compassion
Exhibit courage in supporting individuals in ways that may challenge their own cultural and belief systems
Communicate clearly and responsibly
Demonstrate and promote to other workers excellent communication skills including confirmation of understanding to individuals, their families, carers and professionals
Use and facilitate methods of communication preferred by the individual they support according to the individual’s language, cultural and sensory needs, wishes and preferences
Take the initiative and reduce environmental barriers to communication
Demonstrate and ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely
Lead and support others to keep information safe, preserve confidentiality in accordance with agreed ways of working
Support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
Support others, to recognise and respond to potential signs of abuse according to agreed ways of working
Work in partnership with external agencies to respond to concerns of abuse
Lead and support others to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and duty of care
Recognise, report, respond to and record unsafe practices and encourage others to do so
Champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support
Lead and mentor others where appropriate to promote the wellbeing of the individuals they support
Demonstrate the management of the reduction of infection, including use of best practice in hand hygiene
Promote healthy eating and wellbeing by supporting individuals to have access to fluids, food and nutrition
Carry out fire safety procedures and manage others to do so
Develop risk assessments and use in a person centred way to support individuals safely including moving and assisting people and objects
Manage, monitor, report and respond to changes in the health and wellbeing of the individuals they support
Work professionally and seek to develop their own professional development
Take the initiative to identify and form professional relationships with other people and organisations
Demonstrate, manage and support self and others to work within safe, clear professional boundaries
Take the initiative to evaluate and improve own skills and knowledge through reflective practice, supervision, feedback and learning opportunities
Demonstrate continuous professional development
Carry out research relevant to individuals’ support needs and share with others
Demonstrate where necessary mentoring and supervision to others in the workplace
Demonstrate good team/partnership working skills
Demonstrate their contribution to robust recruitment and induction processes