Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship – Level 3

Course Code: IAS118
Course Duration
18 months
Course Type
Haybridge Road, Telford
Course Level
About the course

To complete the 15 units of the care certificate within the first 3 months of my employment or provide certificate of competency. A Lead care worker should ideally be in a senior role within an organisation and have autonomy for a team of care staff. Responsibilities of a lead care worker should be reflected in their job description.

The Level 3 Diploma in Lead Adult Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Adult Care Settings in England and is applicable to variety of roles, where workers have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and/or a level of supervisory responsibility for others.

A minimum of GCSEs at grades 4 – 9 (GCSE C or above)
English and Maths.
• Be able to work more than 30 hours per week.
• To sit an assessment for English, Math and Free Writing

Apprenticeship duration 15-18 months.
Apprentices will be supported by 1-2-1 support from their
assessor in their workplace or at Telford College. Telford
College works with the employer and the apprentice to create
a specific development plan to meet the apprenticeship
standards which the apprentice is expected to work towards.
Whilst working to the plan in the workplace the apprentice
will track the journey mapping to the require standards
showing valuable knowledge, skills and practical experience
gained. Alongside an off the job record highlighting all the
learning that has taken place (a min of 20% of the duration of
the apprenticeship). The apprentice will be expected to use an
electronic platform where their evidence can be stored, this is
called Smart Assessor and endorsed by Telford College as the
format for apprenticeship working.
Apprentices are supported by Health & Social Care assessor
who will conduct assessment in the workplace (observation of
demonstrated practice) and with regular reviews between the
employer, tutor and apprentice to discuss progress and
achievements. Apprentices are expected to produce evidence
as set by their Assessor.
When the apprenticeship standard, off the job learning hours
and care certificate have been completed apprentices move to

Curriculum Area
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