As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someoneโ€™s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the front line of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and well-being of those receiving care and support. Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and behaviours.

Lead Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Adult Care Workers this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

Level: 3 
Duration: 12-24 months

Mandatory Content

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

Functional Skills: 
TQUK/IQ Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF)
TQUK/IQ Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF)

Industry Requirements:
Completed prior to enrollment: Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service
Completed prior to completion: Care Certificate

Full Specification 


Synoptic End-Point Assessment 

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