Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

Who is the Apprenticeship for?

Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.

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 frontline of care delivery. You will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving your care and support.

The Apprenticeship Programme

All apprenticeship standards have their own criteria for the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will be developed over the apprenticeship programme.




Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are

These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.


Elysium Training is committed to providing dedicated support that adds value to career progression. 

End Point Assessment

To achieve final certification, the Apprentice must have an appropriate place, with internet access, to undertake the End-Point Assessment (EPA).

The EPA consists of three distinct components:


The duration of the Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker will typically be 15 – 18 months.

The minimum duration on programme before an apprentice can take the end-point assessment is 12 months.

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