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Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 3 End-Point Assessment for Lead Adult Care Worker

Who is this Standard for?

This apprenticeship is for individuals working within an adult care environment. Lead Adult Care Workers are expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. 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. 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.  

Programme structure

This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.  Apprentices will be placed in a lead adult care role and supported by a tutor to achieve the Lead Adult Care Worker standards, as well as Level 2 maths and English qualifications

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 05/02/2018 will be assessed against ST0006/AP01.

End-Point Assessment methods

  • Situational Judgement Test
  • Professional discussion

Highfield are ready and able to deliver end-point assessment for the Lead Adult Care Worker standard. Readiness is defined as "having necessary administrative and systems infrastructure and associated internal quality assurance policies and procedures to support Highfield’s end-to-end end-point assessment service."

“Taken from conditions”

EPA Kit - To access the full EPA kit and Gateway Readiness Report for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - this document (available here) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.

Support and Guidance Documents - These documents support employers, training providers and apprentices preparing for end-point assessment.

Think About - Professional Discussion

Qualification - We have developed the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) that maps directly to the standard.

Mapping Document - This shows how our Apprenti-kit supports the requirements of this standard, and is available in the downloads area below.

Apprenti-kit - The effective delivery of this standard can be supported by the Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenti-kit.

E-learning - You can find out more information on Highfield's Care Certificate e-learning course by visiting here