Where will this course lead?

Adult care workers work in a variety of settings from residential homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, some clinical settings and as a lead personal assistant. This course will ensure you have the personal skills and knowledge to deliver care and support which is tailored to the individuals needs whilst promoting best practice. As a lead worker you will undertake delegated responsibilities for the standard of care provided and may also supervise other staff.

This will be progression within of a career in care and can also provide ongoing continuing professional development.

What will I study?

Care certificate- this is a vocational component and will demonstrated through a portfolio of evidence.

Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3. This includes mandatory units such as safeguarding, duty of care and communication. Then there will be optional units selected relevant to the area of care currently working within.

When your employer and the college confirm that you have completed the:

- Care certificate
- Care Diploma level 3
- Compiled testimonies from service users within the last 3 months
- Have undertaken a self-assessment in the last month

You will be entered for the end-point assessment which includes:

Situational judgement test (multiple choice exercise based on real life scenarios)
Professional discussion

How will this course be delivered?

You will be required to attend one day a week for 18 months at college.
You will be expected to undertake self-study and be able to evidence this.
You will be required to use an electronic portfolio system to collate your evidence.

What qualifications will I get?

Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker

Within this will be the care certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

How will I be assessed?

Combinations of methods are used to assess vocational competence and knowledge. Methods include work-based assessments, questions and answers, discussions, written work, e-evidence, observations and portfolio building.

How do I get a place on the course?


Employers can receive advice and support from the Employer Services team at Solihull College and University Centre.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have achieved level 2 Functional skill in Maths and English. You will also achieve a certificate programme with the college prior to enrolment onto an apprenticeship.
You will be in paid employment within the care sector in a suitable role.
You will have undertaken the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process within the workplace.

What else do I need to know?

How much will the course cost?
Please contact the college Employer Services Business Advisors for more information about funding and costs.

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to enrol as an apprentice?

What can I do after this course?

You could progress onto a higher apprenticeship within the care sector.



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Part Time