Lead Adult Care Worker

18 months
Level 3
Course Overview:


Lead Adult Care Workers provide frontline support to adults with care needs, helping them achieve their goals and live independently. They also supervise and guide others, exercising judgement and accountability. Job titles include Care Officer, Senior Care Worker, and Community Outreach Worker. This role requires leadership, autonomy, and the ability to improve the health and wellbeing of those receiving care. Lead Adult Care Workers may work in various settings and may also work as Lead Personal Assistants for individuals in their own homes.


Why choose an apprenticeship with ART Skills Centre?

ART Skills Centre is revolutionising the delivery of apprenticeships. Leveraging our extensive experience in providing quality blended learning to all our learners annually, using our unique blended delivery model that prioritises flexibility and efficiency for both apprentices and employers.

Our focus on high-quality learning resources and approach now extends to the apprenticeship sector, ensuring that more individuals receive personalised training and robust career guidance.

At the ART Skills Centre, we are committed to the personal and professional growth of our learners. Our individualised programme of learning is designed to help learners develop as individuals and employees, and to facilitate their progress at every stage of the learning journey.


Entry Requirements:

  • Achieving level 2 in English and maths is required before taking the end-point assessment for individuals.
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language
  • Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result


Benefits for Learner(s):

  • Gain a nationally recognized and accredited qualification
  • Earn while learning
  • Access high-quality learning and assessment materials for your employees
  • Receive bespoke support for high-quality “off the job” learning
  • Access support from a qualified assessor / tutor and a Learner Support Advisor (LSA) during scheduled check-ins throughout the apprenticeship

Benefits for Organization(s):

  • Improve staff retention
  • Work in partnership with a reputable training provider
  • See rapid improvements in employee performance, productivity, and behaviours that will benefit your organisation


The following is a list of summarised topics and sub-contents (but not limited to) that a LEAD ADULT CARE WORKER must know and understand upon completion of this programme:


  • Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Providing support with social activities, monitoring health, assisting with eating, mobility and personal care
    • Setting and maintaining professional boundaries, limits, and expertise


  • Dignity and Human Rights:
    • Ensuring dignity is central to all work with individuals and their support circles
    • Respecting diversity, inclusion, and fair treatment


  • Communication:
    • Overcoming barriers to communication and influencing interactions
    • Managing confidential information and involving advocates when necessary


  • Safeguarding:
    • Recognizing, preventing, and reporting abuse
    • Ensuring the safety of individuals and addressing dilemmas between a person’s rights and their safety


  • Health and Wellbeing:
    • Maintaining health and safety responsibilities, including dealing with accidents, hazardous substances, and fire safety
    • Preventing the spread of infection, promoting risk assessments, and ensuring a person-centred approach to care


  • Professional Development:
    • Building professional relationships with individuals and colleagues
    • Participating in personal and professional development, demonstrating core skills, addressing stress, and accessing and applying good practice and specialist knowledge


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The following is a list of summarised  topics and sub-contents (but not limited to) that a LEAD ADULT CARE WORKER must be able to do upon completion of this programme:


  • Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Supporting individuals according to their care plan, encouraging active participation and informed consent, and seeking help when needed
    • Facilitating assessments of individuals’ needs, contributing to the development of care plans, and guiding and mentoring colleagues in providing care and support


  • Dignity and Human Rights:
    • Exhibiting key values in social care, including dignity, equality, diversity, inclusion, empathy, and courage, in their interactions with individuals, families, carers, and professionals


  • Communication:
    • Promoting clear and concise communication by confirming understanding, using preferred methods, reducing barriers, and writing records accurately while safeguarding confidential information


  • Safeguarding:
    • Reporting, responding, and recording unsafe practices, partnering with external agencies, and supporting others to address conflicts and potential signs of abuse


  • Health and Wellbeing:
    • Ensuring individuals’ wellbeing through mentoring, infection control, promoting healthy eating, fire safety, risk assessments, and monitoring health changes


  • Professional Development:
    • Initiating and maintaining professional relationships with individuals and organisations
    • Continuing professional development, including self-reflection, research, and mentoring to improve skills and knowledge, working within clear boundaries, demonstrating teamwork, and contributing to robust recruitment and induction processes.


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The following is a list of summarised topics and sub-contents (but not limited to) on how a LEAD ADULT CARE WORKER must behave or demonstrate upon completion of this programme:


  • Care:
    • Consistently and sufficiently caring about individuals to make a positive difference in their lives


  • Compassion:
    • Delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, empathy, and respect


  • Courage:
    • Doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk


  • Communication:
      • Using good communication as the central part of successful caring relationships and effective team working.
  • Competence:
    • Applying knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care and support


  • Commitment:
    • improving the experience of people who need care and support by ensuring it is person-centred


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