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Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 roles include those assessing performance and quality of care delivery. Those working in your teams across residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Practitioners in Adult Care this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level, but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and care services, usually within their own home.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

Dementia Lead
Re-ablement Worker
Physiotherapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Public Health Associate Worker
Community Care/Support Officer

Social Care Assessor
Care Assessment Officer
Social Services Officer
Brokerage Worker
Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant
Independence Support Assistant

Diploma in Adult Care Level 4

18-20 months

City & Guilds

What will they learn?

While on the programme your employees will learn to guide and inspire their team members to make positive differences to each service users life no matter the challenges this individual might face.  They will achieve a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within your care team, contributing to, promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level.

Your employees will learn to have a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of specific conditions being experienced by the end-users of your services. Learning specialist skills and knowledge in your businesses focus area of responsibilities which will allow them to lead in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement, telecare and assistive technology.

How will they learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources your employee will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time learner information so that you will always know what your employee is learning and how they are progressing.

This apprenticeship will develop your employees’ knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • Assessment & outcome-based practice
  • Codes of practice underpinning safe delivery of services
  • Contributing & promoting a culture which ensures dignity
  • Confidentiality & sharing information
  • Professional development
  • Safeguarding of adults & children
  • Monitoring, reporting & responding to changes in health & wellbeing
  • Holistic solutions to promote and maintain health & wellbeing
  • Effective partnerships, inter-agency, joint & integrated working

Skills

  • Develop & sustain professional relationships with others
  • Effective communication skills
  • Provide information to support people to make informed choices
  • Work in partnership with external agencies, responding to safeguarding concerns
  • How to collaborate with external partners to achieve best outcomes in health & wellbeing
  • How to lead robust, values-based recruitment & selection processes

Behaviours

  • Caring consistently – making a positive difference to people’s lives
  • Delivering care with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
  • Doing the right thing and speaking up if individuals are at risk
  • Communicating to enable successful, caring relationships and effective team-working
  • Applying knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care and support; commitment – improving the lives of people who need care and support

Blue Cedars

Emma Jayne-Wise

I completed my Level 2 Health and Social Care and my tutor was brilliant. I am now working towards my Level 3 in Health and Social Care and would recommend Paragon Skills to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge.

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    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of settings and are ready to take the next step in their healthcare career.

    These employees deliver high quality, compassionate care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home, or a clinical setting.

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  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any of your employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of healthcare settings.

    These employees deliver essential care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home

    Diploma in Care Level 2
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  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of settings and are ready to take the next step in their healthcare career.

    These employees deliver high quality, compassionate care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home, or a clinical setting.

    Diploma in Care Level 3
    12-18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of settings and are ready to take the next step in their healthcare career.

    These employees deliver high quality, compassionate care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home, or a clinical setting.

    Diploma in Care Level 3
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