Lead Practitioner in Adult Care (Level 4)




Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

Training Provider

Southport College

21 months
Most Suitable For
For those managing teams of frontline carers to look after vulnerable adults with care needs. Suitable for various roles.
Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Programme Cost

£7,000. For non-levy paying employers only 5% contribution required to be paid (£350) or potential for 100% levy transfer (£0).

Additional Funding

For Social Care Employers:
Skills For Care – Workforce Development Fund

For all Employers:
• If apprentice is under the age of 25, Employer may not have to pay Class 1 Employer National Insurance. Full details and criteria are found here
• The following are only available for apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2023 – 31 July 2024 (full details and criteria are found within the ESFA Funding Rules)
• £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 to 18 years’ old, OR aged 19 to 24 years’ old and has an education health and care (EHC) plan/been in the care of their local authority
• Gov will fund 100% of the tuition fee if employer supports a young apprentice AND has fewer than 50 employees.

Start Date
Teaching Delivery
Blended with both face-to-face (Southport College) and online teaching and resources.
Key Learning Requirements

Apprenticeships require learners to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs), which are detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard. These are achieved by;
1) Programme Teaching; online coaching sessions , workshops (once a month) and online resources.
2) Independent study; such as assignment/project research and write up
3) Learning in the workplace; shadowing colleagues, completing programme assigned work based projects, day-to-day development within your current role duties/work activities, reflections with mentor, relevant training sessions.

Lead communication in adult care settings Develop, maintain and use records and reports Personal development in adult care settings Lead inclusive practice in adult care settings Lead health and safety in adult care settings Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support wellbeing Professional practice in adult care settings Working in partnership with others Understand personalisation in care and support services Understand safeguarding and protection in adult care settings Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult care sector
This programme does not require external placements to be completed
Direct observation of practice, professional discussion, work product or a portfolio of evidence. Before entering Gateway, the apprentice must complete the following on-programme assessment requirements: • The 15 standards set out in the Care Certificate • Level 2 English and maths • Study days and training courses • Formal programmes of lectures, seminars and workshops as part of their regulated qualification • Mentoring and/or buddy support • Portfolios, essays, reflective accounts and projects through which the apprentice gathers evidence of their progress • Structured one-to-one reviews of their progress with their employer or independent training provider (ITP).
Key Candidate Entry Requirements

•Preferably, evidence of English and Maths at GCSE C/4 or above /Functional Skills Level 2 / Equivalent
•Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
• Employed 30 hours or more per week for the duration of the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship duration may be extended to support staff who work less than this (will be looked at on individual basis)
•Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result

Key Employer Entry Requirements

•To attend review meetings with the assessor and apprentice every 8 weeks to discuss progress.
•Be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times
• To support the learner with off the job training.
•Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities.

Application Timescale

It takes on average 1 month to complete all application stages for this programme.

If recruiting to this position, additional time will be required for recruitment and advertising stages.

Please note Applications for the HEE ACP Funding Grant will usually need to be completed earlier.

Additional Training Hub Support

Primary Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCPC Training Hub such as Digital training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.
• The HCSW webpage highlights options and resources suitable for this role, such as phlebotomy training. https://www.lscthub.co.uk/health-care-support-worker-hcsw/

Social Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCSC Training Hub such as training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.

Information Last Updated

Programme Resources

Access to Computer/ Laptop and the internet.

How to Apply

If you would like to discuss or apply for an apprenticeship either for yourself, a member of staff or a vacancy for a new recruit, please complete the appropriate Training Hub Expression of Interest Form from the following options. This allows the apprenticeship team to complete basic pre-checks and to ensure the advice and guidance provided to you is tailored to your service. When relevant, application instructions (including tuition fee and funding instructions) will be sent.

Primary Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Olivia on 07735161775

Social Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Dawn on 07796 060023