Lead Practitioner in Adult Care level 4 Apprenticeship

Details | Knowledge, Skills and behaviours | End Point Assessment


Introducing our comprehensive Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Apprenticeship—a meticulously crafted program designed to empower individuals with advanced skills and knowledge, enabling them to deliver exceptional care to adults across diverse settings. This apprenticeship encompasses a wide range of topics, including person-centred care, complex care needs, care planning, and promoting independence.

How Does the Program Work?

Our Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Apprenticeship offers flexible and accessible features for your business and employees, ensuring a seamless learning experience:

Practical On-the-Job Training: Apprentices engage in hands-on training within your organization, allowing them to directly apply their newly acquired skills to their roles. This integration of learning and work experience facilitates valuable growth.

Structured Learning: Apprentices participate in structured lessons facilitated by experienced instructors. These sessions delve into advanced theoretical aspects, encouraging in-depth discussions and knowledge sharing.

Dedicated Mentorship and Support: Each apprentice is assigned a skilled Skills Coach, who acts as a dedicated mentor throughout the program. The mentor provides guidance, monitors progress, and offers ongoing support, maximizing the apprentices’ learning and development potential.

Nationally Recognised Certification: Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, including the rigorous End-Point Assessment (EPA), apprentices earn a prestigious nationally recognized qualification. This certification validates their advanced skills and knowledge, enhancing their professional credibility and opening doors to exciting career advancements.

By investing in the Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Apprenticeship, you are investing in the professional growth and development of your employees. They will acquire the expertise and confidence needed to emerge as effective leaders in the adult care sector, making a profound 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: 15 Months 
  • Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for the apprenticeship, the apprentice must be at least 16 years old and not in full-time education. They 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 4 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?

Focused: Precision in Every Endeavor

We are architects of precision. We sculpt programs with meticulous attention, tailoring each facet to meet precise aims and unique requirements. When we commit, we do so resolutely, sparing no effort to ensure your journey is not just remarkable, but remarkable for you.

Collaborative: A Symphony of Success

Alone, we can accomplish much. Together, we can redefine the boundaries of achievement. Collaboration is not just a buzzword; it’s the harmony that resonates within us. We stand shoulder to shoulder with stakeholders, nurturing mutual aspirations and embracing the extra mile as a testament to our unwavering unity.

Adaptable: Crafting Futures, One Need at a Time

In a world of constant change, we are the chameleons of education. Adapting is not just a choice; it’s in our DNA. From programs to platforms, timetables to personal aspirations, we bend and mold ourselves to accommodate the symphony of your needs, ensuring your growth knows no bounds.

Units Covered in the Apprenticeship

A Lead Practitioner in Adult Care must know and understand:

  • 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
  • How to contribute to, promote and maintain a culture which ensures dignity is at the centre of practice
  • Effective communication and solutions to overcoming barriers.
  • Legal and ethical frameworks in relation to confidentiality and sharing information.
  • Range of technologies to enhance communication
  • 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.
  • Range of holistic solutions to promote and maintain health and wellbeing using person centred approaches.
  • Importance of effective partnerships, inter-agency, joint and integrated working.
  • Goals and aspirations that support own professional development and how to access available opportunities

A Lead Practitioner in Adult Care must be able to:

  • Apply professional judgement, standards, and codes of practice relevant to the role
  • Develop and sustain professional relationships with others
  • Identify and access specialist help required to carry out role
  • Lead the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory, and physical impairments
  • Mentor colleagues to encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Contribute to the implementation of processes to implement and review support plans
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to others for whom they are responsible
  • Apply risk management policies
  • Contribute to the quality assurance of the service provided
  • Implement a culture that actively promotes dignity and respects diversity and inclusion
  • Model elevated levels of empathy, understanding and compassion.
  •  Model effective communication skills.
  • Identify and address barriers to communication using appropriate resources.
  • Apply organisational processes to record, maintain, store and share information.
  • Provide meaningful information to support people to make informed choices
  • Apply and support others to adhere to safeguarding procedures.
  • Work in partnership with external agencies to respond to safeguarding concerns
  • Apply person centred approaches to promote health and wellbeing.
  • Collaborate with external partners to achieve best outcomes in health and wellbeing
  • Evaluate own practice and access identified development opportunities.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of own leadership, mentoring and supervision skills and take steps to enhance performance.
  • Value individuals to develop effective teams in order to achieve best outcomes.
  • Contribute to the development of an effective learning culture.
    Lead robust, values-based recruitment and selection processes.
  • Contribute to the induction process by developing the knowledge of individuals within their role
  • Lead and support others in professional development through personal development plans, supervision, reflective practice, research, evidence based practice and access to learning and development opportunities

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 Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship?

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