Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

18 Months
Level 4
Course Overview:


The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care is a role that guides and inspires team members to make positive differences in individuals’ lives facing various challenges. They have specialist skills and knowledge in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and technology. They assess performance, provide coaching and mentoring, and sustain a values-based culture in care delivery. They may work in different healthcare settings, including residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, or day centres. The course covers Lead Personal Assistants who may work at this senior level, usually within an individual’s own home.


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:

  • 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 trainer 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 PRACTITIONER IN ADULT CARE must know and understand upon completion of this programme:


  • Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Applying statutory frameworks, standards, guidance and Codes of Practice to ensure safe service delivery
    • Utilising relevant theories and principles of assessment, outcome-based practice, and risk management to enhance own practice and competence


  • Dignity and Human Rights:
    • Promoting and maintaining a culture that places dignity at the centre of practice


  • Communication:
    • Overcoming barriers, using technology, and complying with legal and ethical frameworks for confidentiality and information sharing


  • Safeguarding:
    • Safeguarding adults and children by complying with legislation, reporting requirements, and utilising local solutions


  • Health and Wellbeing:
    • Monitoring, reporting, and responding to changes in health and wellbeing through models
    • Promoting and maintaining health and wellbeing using person-centred approaches and a range of holistic solutions. Also, highlighting the importance of effective partnerships, inter-agency, joint and integrated working


  • Professional Development:
    • Supporting own professional development through setting goals and aspirations and accessing available opportunities


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


  • Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Applying professional judgement, standards, and codes of practice, and leading specialist assessments
    • Developing professional relationships, mentoring colleagues, and contributing to support plan implementation and quality assurance
    • Applying risk management policies


  • Dignity and Human Rights:
    • Actively promoting dignity and respecting diversity and inclusion while modelling high levels of empathy, understanding, and compassion


  • Communication:
    • Facilitating effective communication by modelling appropriate skills, addressing barriers, utilising organisational processes to record, maintain, store, and share information, and providing relevant information to support informed choices


  • Safeguarding:
    • Safeguarding by applying and supporting adherence to procedures and working with external agencies to respond to concerns


  • Health and Wellbeing:
    • Promoting health and wellbeing by applying person-centred approaches and collaborating with external partners to achieve the best outcomes


  • Professional Development:
    • Evaluating own practice and accessing identified development opportunities, enhancing leadership, mentoring, and supervision skills to achieve better outcomes
    • Valuing individuals, contributing to an effective learning culture, and leading professional development and recruitment processes to develop effective teams
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The following is a list of summarised topics and sub-contents (but not limited to) on how a LEAD PRACTITIONER IN ADULT CARE 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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