Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

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As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control.

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Course Overview

As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.

Lead Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Adult Care Workers this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.


This qualification requires you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work in a health and social care role.


An Adult Care Worker must know and understand:

  • The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities
  • 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 promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
  • How to work professionally, including their own professional development

As part of the apprenticeship you will complete a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults).


You will work towards the qualification in the workplace.


This qualification will take around 18 – 24 months to complete.


Apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto:

  • Further qualifications at Level 4 in the same or related subject areas
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care


Suitable evidence can be observations completed by your assessor, testimony provided by your line manager or discussions with your Assessor supported by evidence. You will also need to take part in a Situational Judgement Test and Professional Discussion.

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