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This Apprenticeship is a brilliant way to gain new practical and professional skills, on-the-job training, nationally recognised qualifications and earn money at the same time. This Apprenticeship course is also available to those who are employed and want to upskill in the workplace.

Course Overview:

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 responsibility 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 You Will Learn: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care and 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-facece 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.


18 months plus 3 months EPA

Professional Membership:

Not applicable to this Standard.

For more information or any queries, please contact our Recruitment Lead, Nathan Finn at 01706 63417 or
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