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Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3 is designed for career progression within the health and social care sector. It is ideal for taking trained members of staff to a level where they are confident in leading small teams.

At NTG Training we are able to offer this course to caregivers across England.

Who is the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3 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.

Course outline: 

  • 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

Key Information Regarding This Apprenticeship

Course Cost

This qualification is government funded and falls under the Apprenticeship Levy Scheme. For non-levy paying organisations, it requires a 5% employer contribution.

Course cost: £4,000

Employer contribution: 5% (£200) 

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 will be discussed during the initial engagement to determine eligibility.

Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Duration

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.

Adult Care Workers will Learn The Following Skills and Behaviours on This Course:

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

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Funding an Apprenticeship

Paying for apprenticeship learning is more affordable than you think. With government support funding up to 95% of the fees and incentive payments.

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