Lead Practitioner in Adult Care (Level 4)




Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

Training Provider

The Childcare Company / Impact Futures Training Limited

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(via Microsoft Teams/Telephone) 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.

Introduction and partnership working, Communication, Personal development, Working in partnership with others, Lead inclusive practice, Facilitate change & manage quality, Lead health & safety, Professional practice, Safeguarding, Professional management and leadership, Understand professional supervision
Assessed throughout the programme by assignments, observations, evaluations and End Point Assessment.
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.

Listed as an Approved Provider on HEE and NHS Procurement
Higher Procurement
Application Timescale

It takes on average 2 – 3 months to complete all application stages for this programme.

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

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

ePortfolio, online resources, Microsoft Teams, Development Coach, additional Support Coach

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