Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship (AFHSC)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC171
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someones 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.


You must complete the 15 induction standards as set out in the ?Care Certificate? which forms part of your mandatory induction which is delivered in the workplace by your employer. The Care Certificate, which builds on the previous Common Induction Standards (CIS) and National Minimum Training Standards, is a requirement for all apprentices on this standard.

For those staff who have completed the CIS prior to the launch of the Care Certificate, it is the employer?s responsibility to judge where the gaps are for staff to meet the additional standards in the Care Certificate.

A Lead 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 champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
  • How to work professionally, including their own professional development of those they support and work colleagues
    The main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role:
  • Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care/support plan
  • Take the initiative when working outside normal duties and responsibilities
  • Recognise and access help when not confident or skilled in any aspect of the role that they are undertaking
  • Implement/facilitate the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing review of care/support plans for the individuals they support
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to exercise choice on how they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure that individuals know what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Lead and support colleagues to understand how to establish informed consent when providing care and support
  • Guide, mentor and contribute to the development of colleagues in the execution of their duties and responsibilities
  • Treat people with respect and dignity and honour their human rights
  • Communicate clearly and responsibly
  • Support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
  • Champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support
  • How to work professionally, including their own professional development of those they support and work colleagues

How will it be delivered?

You will usually complete your work using an ePortfolio. You will also complete an end point assessment. This is to measures your skills, knowledge and behaviours as set out in the apprenticeship standard.

Your assessor will make appointments for planned observation visits in the workplace.

Entry requirements

  • You need to be employed within a Health and Social Care setting and have an employer in the area willing to take you on as an apprentice
  • Functional or Key Skills Level 1 or GCSEs at grade A*-C [9-4], in English and maths is desirable but not essential
  • Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their apprenticeship
  • You will need to provide evidence of a recent DBS disclosure check and evidence of mandatory workplace induction

Your next steps...

On successful completion of this apprenticeship you will be a competent and job-ready Lead Adult Care Support Worker. Progression to Level 3 qualifications related to your job role is an option after a period of working and gaining experience, you may be able to work towards a Senior Health and Social Care Support Worker role.