Lead Adult Care Worker

If you're looking to progress your career in the care sector, this level 3 apprenticeship will help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to thrive in your role.

This course is ideal for frontline staff working in a variety of areas, whether you work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or another clinical healthcare setting, whether you specialise in learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, home care, dementia or end of life care. You will develop your knowledge in key areas such as Duty of Care, diversity and inclusion, communication, safeguarding, championing health and wellbeing, and seeking to enhance your own professional development. 

You’ll be prepared to excel in your role, providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability. You’ll be supported by a dedicated Apprenticeship Trainer through a combination of face-to-face learning, webinars, Skype sessions, online learning and telephone calls.

Course Content

  • Knowledge – The job you have to do, your main tasks and responsibilities; the importance of having the right values and behaviours; the importance of communication; how to support individuals to remain safe from harm (safeguarding)

  • Skills –  Undertake the main tasks and responsibilities according to your job role; treat people with respect and dignity and honour their human rights; communicate clearly and responsibly.

  • Behaviours – The 6 C’s; Care, compassion, courage, communication, competence, commitment.

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.


Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

Funding available. For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

18 Months

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