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Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Details:

Typical duration: 15 - 18 months


Cost: £7000 or 5% contribution for Non-Levy employers

Standard Ref: ST0007

Requirements: Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result

The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team, contributing to, promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level.  A Lead Practitioner has a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services. They will have specialist skills and knowledge in their 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. They will be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery. Lead Practitioners in Adult Care 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/or care services, usually within their own home.

The Apprenticeship Standard consists of:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

  • Level 2 English Functional Skills

  • Level 2 Maths Functional Skills

  • Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Standard

The new Apprenticeship Standard developed by Trailblazer groups, which were led by employers in the industry are different and now have a End-Point Assessment which consists of:

  • Observation of leadership

  • Professional Discussion 

More information on the Leader in Adult Care Standard can be found by clicking here.

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