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Lead Adult Care Worker – Standard

This new Level 4 standard comprises: A Level 3 Diploma

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Apprenticeships
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Offsite

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/lead-adult-care-worker-standard
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Course Information for Students

This new Level 4 standard comprises:

  • A Level 3 Diploma
  • Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2
  • End-point assessment at Level 4
  • Pathway 1: Practitioner in Children’s Residential Care.

Please note: this is not an Early Years qualification.

You should:

  • Be working in an environment where you are supervising and working with residential children and young people – on a minimum of 30 hours per week contract.
  • Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide evidence of the results
  • Have a good standard of English and maths

Along with more information on the Institute for Apprenticeships, you will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • domestic violence
  • membership of gangs
  • missing children
  • online activity
  • radicalisation and the Prevent agenda
  • harm to children and vulnerable adults

You will learn a range of behaviours to adopt depending on the situation and will also cover:

  • the importance of communication to families
  • child, adolescent and adult development
  • the spectrum of the child’s or young person’s needs
  • how to support families
  • the principles of effective assessment and the importance of analysis and professional judgement.

The course features Functional Maths and English at Level 2 and ICT will be embedded throughout.

There is an end-point assessment.

The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site. 

A percentage of the cost for the apprenticeship will be met by the employer, depending on the apprentice’s age. This will be discussed at the initial stage of enrolment. 

The Diploma itself costs £1,500 – which could be covered by a student loan – if you do not want to do the apprenticeship.

Assessment will be undertaken by your assessor and the process will be carefully planned and supported.

The end-point assessment will be undertaken by an individual from the awarding body.

You could consider taking a relevant Level 5 qualification. 

You could also progress your career as a supervisor in a residential environment.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

Along with more information on the Institute for Apprenticeships, the programme develops knowledge and understanding of:

  • domestic violence
  • membership of gangs
  • missing children
  • online activity
  • radicalisation and the Prevent agenda
  • harm to children and vulnerable adults

Your apprentice will learn a range of behaviours to adopt depending on the situation and will also build their appreciation of:

  • the importance of communication to families
  • child, adolescent and adult development
  • the spectrum of the child’s or young person’s needs
  • how to support families

The apprentice should:

  • be over 18
  • hold a DBS
  • be working in a supervisory position equivalent to Level 4 on a minimum 30 hours contract
  • be allowed time away to study and paid time to attend College for Functional Skills or other classes

There should be:

  • Support and training from the employer (20% within the apprentice’s working week)
  • Paid time for the apprentice to attend College for Functional Skills or optional classes
  • A 30-hour minimum contract for the apprentice
  • A commitment to completing ten-week reviews with the assessor and the apprentice
  • A safe environment for the apprentice


 

  • Time management
  • Independent study skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Competence and professionalism
  • Level 3 Diploma
  • Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2
  • End-point assessment at Level 4
  • Observations
  • Written work
  • Products of work
  • Assignments
  • Professional discussions

If they are not exempt for Functional Skills, your apprentice will need to come into College. (GCSE grade 4/C and above or Functional Skills Level 2 are all exemptions.)

They will also need to come into College for screening to establish their academic level before they are enrolled.

We do run structured classes at College for the Diploma but these are optional.

Nothing additional is required.

They could advance to a Level 5 qualification.

  • Supervisor
  • Manager

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:05 am