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Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 roles include those assessing performance and quality of care delivery. You may work in 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 you learn?

While completing your Leadership & Management for Adult Care Level 5 you will learn to guide and inspire your team members to make positive differences to someone’s life no matter the challenges this individual might face. You 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.

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

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you 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 information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your 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

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Your pathway to success

The health and social care sector is essential in the UK, especially with factors including longer lifespan, better treatment and expectations of care delivery always rising. The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship will teach you the skills to begin a long and successful career in this industry. There is always room for growth and continuous development in this industry, so you can move up but undertaking a higher apprenticeship programme like the Leadership & Management for Adult Care Level 5 to progress your career.

If you’re interested in starting your Lead Practitioner in Adult Care with us, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

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Paragon Skills work closely with us every step of the way. They really understood our operational and people development requirements, they listened to us and gave practical advice and suggestions during every stage of the design implementation process.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    There are many types of settings you can work in as an Adult Care apprentice including residential environments for older people, day-care centres for those with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities, or even helping to rehabilitate ex-offenders.

    Diploma in Care Level 2
    12-18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    As a Lead Adult Care Worker, you will be given the skills and knowledge to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

    Diploma in Care Level 3
    12-18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    There are many types of settings you can work in as an Adult Care apprentice including residential environments for older people, day-care centres for those with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities, or even helping to rehabilitate ex-offenders.

    Diploma in Care Level 2
    12-18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    There are many types of settings you can work in as an Adult Care apprentice including residential environments for older people, day-care centres for those with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities, or even helping to rehabilitate ex-offenders.

    Diploma in Care Level 2
    12-18 months City & Guilds
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