Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3

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This programme allows students to work in adult care. Adult care workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others within the care sector.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will have the same responsibilities as a care
worker but may also have delegated responsibility for the standard of care
provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of
autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others with complying
with expected standards and behaviours. This is a varied role and can be found
within a number of different care environments.


Internally and externally assessed.

End Point Assessment including an externally assessed:

  • Situational Judgement Test
  • Learning Journal

Final decision and grade confirmed as Pass, Merit or


Benefits / Skills

  • Supporting individuals according to their care plan
  • Taking initiative when working outside of usual responsibilities
  • Encouraging people to participate in the decisions for their own care
  • Guiding, mentoring and contributing to the development of other staff members
  • Helping others understand the importance of equality and diversity in social care
  • Writing accurate records and reports
  • Managing, monitoring and reporting changes in the health and wellbeing of supported individuals
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression

    Healthcare Assistant

    As a healthcare assistant you will assist the practical clinic team with the provision and delivery of prescribed patient care. In addition, you will maintain records in line with patient confidentiality, provide practical patient care and record physiological measurements.

    Progression opportunities

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Care Leadership & Management - General Adult Social Care Apprenticeship Level 5
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3
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    Course Details


    21 months

    Study Type

    Full time

    Course Code


    Course Facts


    More than 1.47 million people work in adult social care.

    Extra Curriculum

    92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

    Labour Market

    18% of care workers are male.

    Course FAQs

    What are apprenticeships?

    Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around employer needs that combine a qualification and employment. This means that you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills to match requirements through a mixture of on and off the job learning. Many employers now prioritise practical work experience when recruiting staff. By studying an apprenticeship, you get the best of both worlds, you can achieve a recognised qualification while gaining that all-important practical experience. Even better, you’ll earn a wage while working and studying, what’s not to like?

    How long does an apprenticeship last?

    This will depend on the apprenticeship you want to complete. All of our apprenticeship course pages make it clear what the duration of the programme is, so please check these carefully.

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