Level 3


Course Level

Level 3


1-1.5 years

Social Care

90% of apprentices will remain in employment after completing their apprenticeship

83% of apprentices say their apprenticeship has improved their career prospects

If you are employed in health and social care services and want to enhance your skills while you work, our Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship provides a great opportunity for you to boost your knowledge and skill set in the workplace, opening up potential new career pathways in this rewarding field.

Designed for senior healthcare assistants and support workers or deputy and assistant managers, this apprenticeship is suitable for employees working in a variety of settings including nursing or residential homes, domiciliary care, clinical healthcare and day centres. Through a mixture of taught sessions, online delivery and work-based learning and assessment, you will develop the core behaviours and knowledge essential for success in this sector.

As part of this care apprenticeship, you will complete the Care Certificate and a Level 3 Diploma in Lead Adult Care Worker, a highly-recognised qualification in the health and social care sector. You will also acquire Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths, ensuring you have a blend of both job-specific and transferable skills to support you on your career journey.

Why choose this apprenticeship?

  • BOOST YOUR SKILLS – Develop key skills and knowledge including communication, safeguarding, health and wellbeing, respecting rights and professional development
  • LEARN WHILE YOU WORK – Gain a highly-recognised Level 3 care diploma while putting your learning into practice in the workplace
  • INDUSTRY APPROVED – Complete the Care Certificate and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of a competent worker operating in a regulated field

Our facilities

University College Birmingham’s Health Hub provides a specialist learning environment which replicates real-life care settings to enhance your practical training.

Entry requirements

  • You are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide the result prior to starting
  • The Care Certificate must be achieved as part of the Apprenticeship Standard as well as the Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 and Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Working for 30 hours per week in an appropriate role
  • Experience of working in the health and social care sector

Key information

Teaching and assessment

You will need to complete tasks and acquire a portfolio of evidence through work-based learning and assessment, taught sessions and online delivery. A qualified tutor/assessor will examine the evidence which is then approved by the external verifier (appointed by the examining body). Personal learning and thinking skills and employment rights and responsibilities are embedded in the apprenticeship.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

End-point assessment

The end-point assessment provides you with the opportunity to showcase evidence of your skills, knowledge and behaviours. All standards are graded by an approved external apprenticeship assessment organisation. The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship requires a situational judgement test answered through a multiple-choice exercise and a professional discussion.

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