The Lead Adult Care Worker role is essential to the provision of high quality adult care and support. Lead adult care workers may work in a range of care and support settings including day care centres, individuals’ homes, residential and nursing homes, and other healthcare settings.




This is a Level 3 apprenticeship.




Typically, 12- 24 months.


Entry requirements


Apprentices should be at least 16 years old and have an interest in working in the care profession.




Blue tick bullet In addition to their apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve their Level 2 functional skills in English, Maths and ICT as part of the programme.



Programme overview


Blue tick bullet Learning modules include topics such as: Communication Skills, Effective Handling of Information, Personal Development, Implementing Person-Centred Approaches, Equality & Inclusion, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Responsibilities of a Care Worker, Duty of Care, Safeguarding and Protection

Blue tick bullet Dedicated skills coach to support apprentices throughout their entire learner journey

Blue tick bullet Regular one to one workplace visits

Blue tick bullet Flexible and innovative training methods geared to different learning styles

Blue tick bullet 24/7 access to digital learning content, ensuring apprentices have everything they need to support and accelerate learning

Blue tick bullet Care certificate, free DBS checks, free first aid and safeguarding training

Blue tick bullet Free NUS Apprentice Extra card, allowing apprentices to access discounts on the high street and on other well-known brands


Progression opportunities


Upon completion, apprentices can progress onto the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care, Children and Young People’s Services Adult pathway or a number of other job roles in care settings.


Funding and financial support


Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their funds to cover the cost of apprenticeship training while government funding is available for non-levy organisations. Other financial support is available for employers and apprentices depending on circumstances. 


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