Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
Health & Social Care
What is the apprenticeship about?
The Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3, is an apprenticeship suited to the Health and Social Care Sector. The apprentice will develop their knowledge and understanding of the requirements of supervision and leadership within the sector.
The apprentice will begin to develop their knowledge, skills, behaviours and their understanding of best working practices, team leading and may develop into a key worker or support worker role, allowing for greater autonomy and responsibility.
The apprentice will work with, not only their colleagues, but interact with a wide range of health care professionals including managers, District Nurses, GP’s/Consultants, rehabilitation professionals, such as SALT, physiotherapists, occupational health, podiatrists and various members of a hospital care and discharge team, taking the lead with the care and rehabilitation planning. The apprentice will work as a lead member of a team, ensuring frontline staff are improving the quality of life of those they support.
Why should I choose this apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship is for individuals looking to further their career in Health and Social Care and step into a senior role. The apprentice will achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.
What will I learn?
Key topics include:
- Importance of handling information,
- Legislation and supporting regulations,
- Medication administration and ordering, returning, stock checks
- Handling of controlled drugs, audits
You will undertake continuous sector specific training including; dementia, acquired brain/spinal injury, supporting therapy services through rehabilitation plans, end of life, wound care and catheter care.
How is the apprenticeship delivered?
The Apprenticeship is mainly work-based learning. However, there will be elements that will be delivered through a classroom setting.
These include legislations and regulations surrounding medication administration, the Mental Capacity Act
In addition, one to one sessions will take place in the workplace to complete Progress Reviews, Work-based Observations, Recorded Professional Discussions, Retrospective Observations and the assessment of workplace product evidence.
What will the apprenticeship lead on to?
Upon achievement, apprentices may choose to continue their studies with a higher-level Apprenticeship, for example Lead Practitioner in Adult Care, Leader in Adult Care. Alternatively, they may choose to apply to study at University.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a designated apprenticeship coach to guide you through your apprenticeship. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed.
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Why should I choose to study this apprenticeship with Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has a long history of delivering bespoke, high-quality apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors. We take pride in our apprentices and ensure they leave us with the skills they need to forge a career in their chosen industry. We work with all manner of employers to ensure all parties’ interests are met throughout the apprenticeship journey. We also have a dedicated apprenticeship matching service which matches your skills to a suitable apprenticeship employer.
What are the entry requirements?
Ideally you will have GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above. It would be beneficial if you have completed a level 2 qualification, but this is not essential.
You must hold at least one level 2 functional skills qualification in English or maths and must achieve the other as part of your apprenticeship. An initial assessment will be required to assess your level and individual needs.
You must be working in a job role that will allow you to demonstrate competencies in the workplace.
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