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Apprenticeship training course

Lead practitioner in adult care (level 4)

Managing teams of frontline carers to look after vulnerable adults with care needs.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Care services
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer
  • Brokerage Worker
  • Care Assessment Officer
  • Community Care/Support Officer
  • Dementia Lead
  • Independence Support Assistant
  • Keeping in Contact Worker
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Public Health Associate Worker
  • Reablement Support Workers/Officer
  • Re-ablement Worker
  • Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant
  • Social Care Assessor
  • Social Services Officer
  • Telecare Assistant
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Apply professional judgement, standards and codes of practice relevant to the role
  • Develop and sustain professional relationships with others
  • Identify and access specialist help required to carry out role
  • Lead the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments
  • Mentor colleagues to encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Contribute to the implementation of processes to implement and review support plans
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to others for whom they are responsible
  • Apply risk management policies
  • Contribute to the quality assurance of the service provided
  • Implement a culture that actively promotes dignity and respects diversity and inclusion
  • Model high levels of empathy, understanding and compassion
  • Model effective communication skills
  • Identify and address barriers to communication using appropriate resources
  • Apply organisational processes to record, maintain, store and share information
  • Provide meaningful information to support people to make informed choices
  • Apply and support others to adhere to safeguarding procedures
  • Work in partnership with external agencies to respond to safeguarding concerns
  • Apply person centred approaches to promote health and wellbeing
  • Collaborate with external partners to achieve best outcomes in health and wellbeing
  • Evaluate own practice and access identified development opportunities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of own leadership, mentoring and supervision skills and take steps to enhance performance
  • Value individuals to develop effective teams in order to achieve best outcomes
  • Contribute to the development of an effective learning culture
  • Lead robust, values-based recruitment and selection processes
  • Contribute to the induction process by developing the knowledge of individuals within their role
  • Lead and support others in professional development through personal development plans, supervision, reflective practice, research, evidence based practice and access to learning and development opportunities

Full information on Lead practitioner in adult care (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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