Lead Adult Care Worker level 3 Apprenticeship

Details | Knowledge, Skills and behaviours | End Point Assessment


Our Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship is a comprehensive program designed to equip individuals with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to provide excellent care to adults in various settings. This apprenticeship covers a wide range of topics, including person-centred care, complex care needs, care planning, and promoting independence.

How Does the Program Work?

Our Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship is designed to be flexible and accessible for both your business and your employees. Key features of the program include:

On-the-Job Training: Apprentices will receive practical training within your business, allowing them to apply their newly acquired skills directly to their roles. This ensures a seamless integration of learning and work experience.

Structured Learning: Apprentices will also attend structured lessons delivered by experienced instructors. These sessions will cover advanced theoretical aspects and provide opportunities for in-depth discussions and knowledge sharing.

Mentorship and Support: Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated mentor (Skills Coach) who will provide guidance, monitor progress, and offer ongoing support throughout the program. This mentorship ensures that apprentices receive personalized attention and support to maximize their learning and development.

Certification: Successful completion of the apprenticeship, including the End-Point Assessment (EPA), will result in a nationally recognized qualification. This certification validates the advanced skills and knowledge acquired by your employees, enhancing their professional credibility and opening doors to advanced career opportunities.

By investing in the Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship, you are investing in the professional growth and development of your employees. They will gain the expertise and confidence needed to become effective leaders in the adult care sector, making a significant impact on the lives of those they support.

Awarding Body

  • Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care/support plan
  • Take the initiative when working outside normal duties and responsibilities
  • Recognise and access help when not confident or skilled in any aspect of the role that they are undertaking
  • Implement/facilitate the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory, and physical impairments
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing review of care/support plans for the individuals they support
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to exercise choice on how they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure that individuals know what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Lead and support colleagues to understand how to establish informed consent when providing care and support
  • Guide, mentor and contribute to the development of colleagues in the execution of their duties and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate dignity in their working role with individuals they support, their families, carers, and other professionals
  • Support others to understand the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion in social care
  • Exhibit empathy for individuals they support, i.e. understanding and compassion
  • Exhibit courage in supporting individuals in ways that may challenge their own cultural and belief systems
  • Demonstrate and promote to other workers excellent communication skills including confirmation of understanding to individuals, their families, carers and professionals
  • Use and facilitate methods of communication preferred by the individual they support according to the individual’s language, cultural and sensory needs, wishes and preferences
  • Take the initiative and reduce environmental barriers to communication
  • Demonstrate and ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely
  • Lead and support others to keep information safe, preserve confidentiality in accordance with agreed ways of working
  • Support others, to recognise and respond to potential signs of abuse according to agreed ways of working
  • Work in partnership with external agencies to respond to concerns of abuse
  • Lead and support others to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and duty of care
  • Recognise, report, respond to and record unsafe practices and encourage others to do so
  • Lead and mentor others where appropriate to promote the wellbeing of the individuals they support
  • Demonstrate the management of the reduction of infection, including use of best practice in hand hygiene
  • Promote healthy eating and wellbeing by supporting individuals to have access to fluids, food and nutrition
  • Carry out fire safety procedures and manage others to do so
  • Develop risk assessments and use in a person centred way to support individuals safely including moving and assisting people and objects
  • Manage, monitor, report and respond to changes in the health and wellbeing of the individuals they support
  • Take the initiative to identify and form professional relationships with other people and organisations
  • Demonstrate, manage and support self and others to work within safe, clear professional boundaries
  • Take the initiative to evaluate and improve own skills and knowledge through reflective practice, supervision, feedback and learning opportunities
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development
  • Carry out research relevant to individuals’ support needs and share with others
  • Demonstrate where necessary mentoring and supervision to others in the workplace
  • Demonstrate good team/partnership working skills
  • Demonstrate their contribution to robust recruitment and induction processes
  • Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions
  • Online delivery with live teaching and catch-ups if you can’t make a session
  • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of the apprenticeship journey
  • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team
  • Easy onboarding and induction process



with Government funding of 95% (non-levy employers/SMEs)



full cost for levy payers


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  • Duration: 13 Months 
  • Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for the apprenticeship, you must be at least 16 years old and not in full-time education. You will also need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Assessment: Throughout the apprenticeship, the employee will be assessed on their practical skills and knowledge. The final assessment will take the form of a synoptic assessment, where they will be required to demonstrate that they can carry out the duties of an adult care worker in a simulated work environment.
  • Career prospects: Completing the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3 opens up a range of promising career prospects in the care sector.
  • Support available:
    • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team,
    • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of the apprenticeship journey,
    • Easy onboarding, and induction process,
    • Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions

Why partner with Exalt?


We customise and sculpt programs to precisely align with specific objectives or requirements. We operate with efficiency and professionalism, avoiding unnecessary delays or distractions.



We engage in collaborative partnerships with all relevant stakeholders to achieve shared objectives and consistently go above and beyond expectations. We operate as a cohesive team, fostering mutual respect and dedication towards our common goals.


We strive to customise our offerings to align with the unique requirements of our valued customers and learners, encompassing tailored programs, platforms, schedules, and individual preferences.

Units Covered in the Apprenticeship

A Lead Adult Care Worker must know and understand:

  • The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities
  • How to champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
  • The importance of communication
  • How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours
  • How to work professionally, including their own professional development
  • Specialise in an area of interest 

A Lead Adult Care Worker must be able to:

  • The main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role
  • Treat people with respect and dignity and honouring their human rights
  • Communicating clearly and responsibly
  • Supporting individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
  • Championing health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and for work colleagues
  • Working professionally and seeking to develop their own professional development

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Situational Judgement Test 

Answered through a multiple-choice exercise (but not necessarily
undertaken as an online or computer-based test).

Professional Discussion

To achieve final certification, the apprentices must have completed and achieved these end-point assessments
in addition to the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate and the Diploma.

Are You Interested in the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship?

Please call us on 01202 612365 or use the form below to discuss your options.

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