Standard Title

Adult Care Worker Standard Level 2

Brief Description

Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person-centered care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

What will you learn

Level 2 Diploma in Care.

Care Certificate

What the ‘duty of care’ is in practice.

How to contribute towards the development and creation of a care plan underpinned by the individuals preferences in regard to the way they want to be supported.

What dignity means in how to work with individuals and others

The importance of communication.

How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding).

How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues.

The training will include

Face to face and/or remote workshops together with online learning

1:1 support from a Tutor who will visit your workplace

Progress reviews to be completed with your Tutor and line manager

Development of a work-based portfolio to evidence learning

End-point assessment (EPA)

Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 1 and/or Level 2, if required

Entry Requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.

In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will need English and maths at Level 1 (equivalent to GCSE grade 2-3) and attempt English and/or maths Level 2, but if you don’t have these qualifications don’t let this stop you from undertaking the apprenticeship as we can help you gain the Level 1 requirement and support you in working towards Level 2 during your studies.

Duration

                          

12 months plus 3 months EPA

Professional Membership

Not relevant for this Standard.


Standard Title

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

Brief Description

Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.

As a Lead Adult Care Worker, you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support. Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and behaviours.

Lead Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Adult Care Workers 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.

What will you learn

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.

Care Certificate

Relevant statutory Standards and Codes of Practice for their role

What the ‘Duty of Care’ is in practice

How to create and develop a care plan based on the person’s preferences in the way they want to be supported

How to monitor, plan, review a care plan in response to changing physical, social, and emotional needs of individuals.

The barriers to communication and be able to both identify, and determine, the best solutions to achieve success when communicating with the individual they are supporting.

The training will include

Face to face and/or remote workshops together with online learning

1:1 support from a Tutor who will visit your workplace

Progress reviews to be completed with your Tutor and line manager

Development of a work-based portfolio to evidence learning

End-point assessment (EPA)

Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 2, if required

Entry Requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result.

In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will need English and maths at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade 9-4), but if you don’t have these qualifications don’t let this stop you from undertaking the apprenticeship as we can help you gain the Level 2 requirement during your studies

Duration

18 months plus 3 months EPA

Professional Membership

Not applicable to this Standard


Standard Title

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Standard Level 4

Brief Description

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.

What will you learn

Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care.

Care Certificate

Statutory frameworks, standards, guidance and Codes of Practice which underpin practice in relation to the safe delivery of services.

Theories underpinning own practice and competence relevant to the job role.

Principles of assessment and outcome-based practice.

Principles of risk management.

Legislation, national and local solutions for the safeguarding of adults and children including reporting requirements.

Models of monitoring, reporting and responding to changes in health and wellbeing.

The training will include

Face to face and/or remote workshops together with online learning

1:1 support from a Tutor who will visit your workplace

Progress reviews to be completed with your Tutor and line manager

Development of a work-based portfolio to evidence learning

End-point assessment (EPA)

Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 2, if required

Entry Requirements

Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result.

In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will need English and maths at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade 9-4), but if you don’t have these qualifications don’t let this stop you from undertaking the apprenticeship as we can help you gain the Level 2 requirement during your studies.

Duration

18 months plus 3 months EPA.

 

Professional Membership

Not applicable to this Standard.


Standard Title

Leader Adult Care Standard Level 5

Brief Description

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.  

A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing community or residential based services. This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. A successful apprentice will have met all the requirements. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

What will you learn

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.

Care Certificate

Statutory frameworks, standards, guidance and Codes of Practice which underpin practice in relation to the safe delivery of services.

Systems and processes needed to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures including health and safety and risk management.

Principles of risk management, assessment and outcome-based practice.

Principles and underpinning theories of change management including approaches, tools and techniques that support the change process.

Legislative and regulatory frameworks which inform quality standards.

Theories and models that underpin performance and appraisal including disciplinary procedures.

Communication.

The training will include

Face to face and/or remote workshops together with online learning

1:1 support from a Tutor who will visit your workplace

Progress reviews to be completed with your Tutor and line manager

Development of a work-based portfolio to evidence learning

End-point assessment (EPA)

Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 2, if required

Entry Requirements

 

 

Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result.

In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will need English and maths at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade 9-4), but if you don’t have these qualifications don’t let this stop you from undertaking the apprenticeship as we can help you gain the Level 2 requirement during your studies.

Duration

18 months plus 3 months EPA.

 

Professional Membership

Not applicable to this Standard.