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Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Details:

Typical duration: 12 - 13  months


Cost: £3000 or 5% contribution for Non-Levy employers

Standard Ref: ST0006

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

Care Certificate

A Lead Adult Care Worker will make a positive difference to the life of someone facing physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.


Providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery they are instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support. In some circumstances Lead Adult Care Workers may delegate responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers.


Typical job titles include Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Development Worker or Family Support Worker. These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.

The qualification is suitable for learners with supervisory experience who are already working within the care sector, such as a lead adult care worker, lead personal assistant, etc. It could also be suitable for those seeking employment who having the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable competences.


This qualification recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to demonstrate effective communication, personal development, values and behaviours, health and wellbeing, responsibilities of self and others and safeguarding.

The Apprenticeship Standard consists of:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

  • Level 2 English Functional Skills

  • Level 2 Maths Functional Skills

  • Care Certificate (more information by clicking here)

  • Lead Adult Care Worker 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:

  • Situational Judgement Multi Choice Test 

  • Professional Discussion 

More information on the Lead Adult Care Worker Standard can be found by clicking here.

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