Lead Adult Care Worker - Level 3

Programme Overview

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About this Programme

Apprenticeships are jobs with accompanying skills and development that are designed by employers. They develop technical knowledge, skills and behaviours which include the capability within English, Maths and interpersonal skills required for current and future aspirations of the sector. Development is acquired through a blended mix of 20% off the job training and 80% workplace skills.

The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship programme is designed for those who have a wealth of experience in Adult Care and are looking to develop their careers in a specialist or senior role. Lead Adult Care Workers promote, enhance and champion service provision to colleagues, other professionals and the wider society. Apprentices will develop an in-depth awareness of the scope of Adult Care, the roles and responsibilities that extend the foundations to enhance career prospects as a Lead Adult Care Worker. Developing sufficient depth of knowledge, skills and behaviours relating to the: roles and responsibilities, legal frameworks, codes of conduct and best practice within Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Equality, Personalisation, Care Planning, Safeguarding Principles and Practices, Risk Assessments, Capacity, Advocacy, Service Delivery, alongside an enhanced understanding and application of the 6Cs that is used to develop others.  Lead Adult Care workers will promote effective and appropriate practices and services from colleagues, wider professionals that ensure effective and professional service delivery.

Apprentices develop in-depth knowledge, skills and behaviours to apply or sustain a productive career supporting and developing colleagues in a variety of settings including residential, nursing, domiciliary, day care and clinical settings. Working with colleagues and individuals with various needs, abilities and conditions. Many Lead Adult Care Workers progress their careers into senior roles and nursing.

Lead Adult Care Workers will be employed within a role, working towards, being developed or on a placement that allow for the following opportunities for apprentices to:

  • 100% of programme components with 20% off the job training entitlement and 80% workplace experience
  • Support and work within individuals care / support plan to provide personal goals and aspirations within the care / support plan
  • Take the initiative when working outside normal duties and responsibilities
  • Supporting individuals to remain safe from harm
  • Recognise and access help when they are not confident or skilled in any aspect of the role that they are undertaking
  • Implement or facilitate 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
  • Ensure active participation and agreement in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Lead and support colleagues to understand how to establish informed consent
  • Guide, mentor and contribute to the development of colleagues in the execution of their duties
  • Championing health and wellbeing of colleagues and individuals they support
  • Developing risk assessments and contributing to care plans
  • Demonstrate and promote to other workers excellent communication skills and understanding to individuals, their families, carers and professionals
  • Working professionally, taking the initiative to develop self, colleagues and others within the organisation
  • Demonstrating continuous professional development of self and others through supervision and or mentoring in the workplace
  • Research and cascade specialist information to others regarding specific conditions and needs of individuals being supported
  • Team and partnership working
  • Contribute to robust recruitment and induction processes
1. Full Cost £3,000 or 5% contribution

2. Duration 12 – 15 months

3. Care Certificate

4. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring clearance

5. Functional Skills English at Level 2 or equivalent

  1. Two exams and speaking and listening assessments

6. Functional Skills Mathematics at Level 2 or equivalent

  1. One exam covering two components
7. Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

8. Gateway

  1. Reflection of Practice
  2. Confirmation of Readiness

9. End Point Assessment (EPA)

  1. Situational Judgement Test
  2. Professional Discussion

Lead Adult Care Workers will develop an in-depth knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of frontline workers within Adult Care to ensure high quality delivery and professionalism. Lead Adult Care workers will develop an in-depth awareness of how to support colleagues, individuals and other professionals understand the importance of high quality service provision that ensures positive differences to an individual’s life when being faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

 

Lead Adult Care Workers will develop knowledge, skills and behaviours to support the development of competencies to provide and support the delivery of high-quality compassionate care and support to individuals with others and internal and external stakeholders.

 

Lead Adult Care Workers will develop an in-depth knowledge, skills and behaviours relating to safeguarding measures, protocols, best practice, legislation, regulation, codes of conduct specifically within health, safety and wellbeing, person-centred support, care planning, risk assessments, equality and inclusion, mental capacity, advocacy, wider roles and responsibilities alongside in-depth knowledge of specific conditions of those whom they are providing care and support to. Lead Adult Care Workers will develop presentation skills, leadership skills, confidence to work autonomously to ensure high quality service delivery from a highly qualified and professional workforce.

 

Lead Adult Care Workers will develop wider skills that elevate confidence, resilience, capability, coping strategies and competence to ensure an effective and sustained career and progression opportunities as a Lead Adult Care.

Delivery will be based on a mix of blended learning for the practical elements which includes:

  • Tutor taught delivery
  • One to one tutorials
  • Virtual learning
  • eLearning
  • Distance Learning
  • Supervisions
  • Reflective Practice
  • Directed and self-directed study
  • Mentoring
  • Peer Support
  • Workplace experience
  • Formal Reviews
  • Team Meetings
  • Shadowing

Lead Adult Care Workers will achieve the full requirements of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. Lead Adult Care Workers must achieve 58 credits of which 28 are mandatory the remaining 30 credits to be chosen from allocated roles and responsibilities

Unit type Unit title Credit Unit type
Mandatory Duty of care in care settings 1 Knowledge
Mandatory Safeguarding and protection in care settings 3 Competence
Mandatory Promote communication in care settings 3 Competence
Mandatory Promote effective handling of information in care settings 2 Competence
Mandatory Promote personal development in care settings 3 Competence
Mandatory Promote person-centred approaches in care settings 6 Competence
Mandatory Promote equality and inclusion in care settings 2 Competence
Mandatory Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings 6 Competence
Mandatory Responsibilities of a care worker 2 Competence
Optional Principles of advocacy 4 Knowledge
Optional Understand how to support individuals to access and engage in education, training and employment (ETE) 3 Knowledge
Optional Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 3 Knowledge
Optional Understand personalisation in adult care 3 Knowledge
Optional Understand how to support individuals with foot care 3 Knowledge
Optional Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals 3 Knowledge
Optional Understand how to support individuals with autism spectrum condition (ASC) 3 Knowledge
Optional Dementia awareness 2 Knowledge
Optional Understand the process and experience of dementia 3 Knowledge
Optional Diabetes awareness 3 Knowledge
Optional End of life care 7 Knowledge
Optional Understand advance care planning 3 Knowledge
Optional Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health 3 Knowledge
Optional Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities 4 Knowledge
Optional Understand mental health problems 3 Knowledge
Optional Understand sensory loss 3 Knowledge
Optional The principles of infection prevention and control 3 Knowledge
Optional Causes and spread of infection 2 Knowledge
Optional Cleaning, decontamination and waste management 2 Knowledge
Optional Co-ordinate activity provision in adult social care 4 Competence
Optional Co-ordinate the use of assistive living technology 4 Competence
Optional Promote continence management 4 Competence
Optional Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences 5 Competence
Optional Managing pain and discomfort 3 Competence
Optional Promote nutrition and hydration in adult care settings 4 Competence
Optional Implement positive behaviour support 6 Competence
Optional Develop, implement and review reablement plans 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals to retain, regain and develop skills for everyday life 4 Competence
Optional Provide agreed support for foot care 3 Competence
Optional Provide support to individuals to continue recommended therapies 3 Competence
Optional Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals to access and use services and facilities 4 Competence
Optional Support independence in the tasks of daily living 5 Competence
Optional Work in partnership with families to support individuals 3 Competence
Optional Implement therapeutic group activities 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals to live at home 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals during a period of change 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals to access and manage direct payments 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals to prepare for and settle in to new home environments 3 Competence
Optional Support the spiritual well-being of individuals 3 Competence
Optional Provide support for sleep 2 Competence
Optional Support individuals with specific communication needs 5 Competence
Optional Support carers to meet the care needs of individuals 4 Competence
Optional Collaborate in the assessment of environmental and social support in the community 4 Competence
Optional Provide support for mobility 2 Competence
Optional Support positive risk-taking for individuals 4 Competence
Optional Support person-centred thinking, planning and review 4 Competence
Optional Facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review 6 Competence
Optional Support families who care for individuals with acquired brain injury 3 Competence
Optional Support individuals with autism spectrum condition (ASC) 4 Competence
Optional Provide support to individuals with dementia 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals with diabetes 6 Competence
Optional Care for the elderly 2 Competence
Optional Support individuals at the end of life 6 Competence
Optional Support individuals who are bereaved 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals with learning disabilities to access healthcare 3 Competence
Optional Promote mental well-being and mental health 3 Competence
Optional Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities 4 Competence
Optional Support individuals with Parkinson’s disease 3 Competence
Optional Support the assessment of individuals with sensory loss 3 Competence
Optional Promote stroke care management 4 Competence
Optional Carry out assessments to identify the needs of substance users 5 Competence
Optional Support individuals who are substance users 5 Competence
Optional Test for substance use 5 Competence
Optional Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists 4 Competence
Optional Undertake research in adult care 8 Competence
Optional Undertake physiological measurements 3 Competence
Optional Undertake personal hygiene activities with individuals 3 Competence
Optional Obtain venous blood samples 3 Competence
Optional Obtain and test capillary blood samples 4 Competence
Optional Undertake agreed pressure area care 4 Competence
Optional Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects 5 Competence
Optional Understand the administration of medication 3 Competence
Optional Lead learning and development in adult care 4 Competence
Optional Mentoring in adult care 4 Competence
Optional Personal and professional behaviour in adult care 3 Competence
Optional Contribute to quality assurance in adult care 3 Competence
Optional Manage resources in adult care 3 Competence
Optional Lead an effective team 3 Competence
Optional Support individuals to meet personal care needs 2 Competence

Competence – comprises of knowledge, skills and behaviours developed within the workplace and observed to ensure consistent application of knowledge, skills and behaviours in practice.

Knowledge – assessed on apprentice’s ability to demonstrate apprehension and understanding

All assignment submissions from Adult Care Workers will be graded on a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Referral

Here is where Adult Care Workers reflect on their newly found knowledge, skills and behaviours and the impact these have had on their practice and the individuals who have received care and support from them. To assist this reflection Adult Care Workers will complete and collect

1. Mock Situational Judgement Test

2. Two Service User Testimonies

3. Mock Professional Discussion

4. Reflective Pack

Here is where Adult Care Workers reflect on their newly found knowledge, skills and behaviours and the impact these have had on their practice and the individuals who have received care and support from them. To assist this reflection Adult Care Workers will complete and collect

1. Mock Situational Judgement Test

2. Two Service User Testimonies

3. Mock Professional Discussion

4. Reflective Pack

End point Assessment ensures that Lead Adult Care Workers have not only achieved the full components of the apprenticeship but have also retained and apprehended their newly acquired Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours. End Point Assessment is completed by an independent Organisation.

There are two components to be assessed:

1. Situational judgement test

Sixty questions based on potential situations that any Lead Adult Care Worker may encounter with a choice of 4 potential responses.

2. Professional discussion.

An in-depth, two-way professional discussion between the apprentice and the independent assessor, lasting no more than 45 minutes. The discussion will be based on knowledge, skills and behaviours set from the apprenticeship standard, broadly covering:

  • Tasks and responsibilities
  • Dignity and human rights
  • Communication
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Professional Development

Lead Practitioner will achieve an Overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Fail, calculations based on:

Situational Judgement Test Professional Discussion EPA Grade
Fail Fail Fail
Pass Fail Fail
Merit Pass Pass
Distinction Pass Pass
Pass Merit Merit
Pass Distinction Distinction

 

Apprentices are allowed one resit per assessment

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