Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship

This Level 4 apprenticeship focusses on developing the specialist skills and knowledge enabling more experienced staff  to take the lead in areas such as care needs assessment as well as inclusivity and safeguarding. Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprentices will take a leading role in coaching and mentoring others as well as assessing performance and developing CPD.

Our Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship is delivered by a team of subject specialists, skills tutors and Quality Verifiers (continuously checking participants learning). The team will support your member of staff as they complete an in-depth apprenticeship programme that develops his or her knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Learning is fully compliant with the standards set our by Skills for Care as well as the rigours of the Care Quality Commission and includes key learning developing basic team leading qualities alongside care duties.

We can tailor the content of each Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship to reflect the needs and specialisms of your care service. We offer a choice of three pathways and these are reflected in the choice of Level 4 Diploma in Care units that are selected and completed by your employee / apprentice.

All of our Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeships use a blend of virtual classrooms, workshops, e-learning, 1-2-1 coaching and work-based observations and assessments. We provide employers with a quarterly learning management report which details the progress and achievements of each of your ABM apprentices. You can also access the learners e-portfolio live at any time through your own employer login.

Each apprenticeship is eligible for funding through the apprenticeship levy scheme. ABM Training UK Ltd is fully endorsed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and can be found on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) by looking up our unique reference number: UKPRN 10029426

learning is rated GOOD by OFSTED and 85% of our learners achieve merit or distinction grades at end point assessment.

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Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship: course details, themes and topics

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship training

Apprenticeship Summary

Apprenticeship: Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4
IFATE Reference: IFATE Ref: ST0007
Awarding Body: NCFE
Recommended End Point Assessment Organisation: Newcross Healthcare
Recommended Program Duration: 18 months
Entry Requirement: employed in a relevant job role
Minimum Weekly Employment Hours: 32
Apprenticeship Levy Tarif: £7000

This apprenticeship is delivered using a blended approach combing the learning and assessment activities described below.

Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship training

Workshops and Virtual Classrooms

Our Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship programme includes all of the basic training that is needed to get a new member of staff up and running and delivering excellent care. Our programme structure is built around 8 themes or topics:

  • Professional Practice, Roles and Responsibilities  
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Working with Safeguarding and Protection
  • Leading Approaches to Inclusivity  
  • Leading Person Centred Assessment
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Safety in Care Settings
  • Effective Partnership Working

Virtual classrooms are delivered using Zoom or Teams and are arranged on flexible basis with plenty of interactive learning and breakouts.

Level 4 Diploma and Pathways

Learners joining the Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeship programmes elect to follow a specific Level 4 Diploma in Care pathway. Each pathway comprises a suite of mandatory and optional units tailored to employer and learner needs. The diploma is delivered as an integral part of the Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard.

  • Pathway 1: Residential and / or Nursing Care
  • Pathway 2: Domiciliary Care
  • Pathway 3: Specialist Care

Use our contact form below to contact us for a list of all the Diploma units included in each pathway.

Blended learning

E-learning for Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeships

Our Level 4 Lead Practitioner Adult Care apprenticeship programme includes a series of integrated assignments and e-learning modules. These are tutor facilitated and completed as bite size modules as learners progress through the course. Themes and topics include:

  • Inspiring Leadership
  • Communication Skills
  • Managing Health and Safety
  • Planning and Leading CPD
  • Equality, Diversion and Inclusion
  • Managing Safeguarding and Protection

There are a total of eight e-learning modules and 11 assignments. Contact us for a full list.

Try out a sample RISE module

Functional Skills

Maths and English

Everybody who works towards an apprenticeship with ABM Training is encouraged to improve their English and maths. Our Functional Skills Academy works with each learner to assess and understand their current skill level, strengths and weaknesses. Our specialist English and maths tutors build an individualised programme of study to help the apprentice build skills and confidence before preparing them for exams and assessments. We offer certification at Level 1 and Level 2 but we support ALL apprentices at all levels through the apprenticeship. Our work is supported by the NCFE Skills Builder platform.

Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship 1-2-1 Coaching

1-2-1 Coaching

A specialist ABM Skills Tutor and Learning Mentor guides and supports apprentices through the programmes via a series of 1-2-1s, workplace observations and online seminar groups. These sessions are designed to:

  • assess learning progress
  • review the acquisition and application of new skills in the workplace
  • give and explain feedback on submitted work
  • collect feedback on performance from line managers and peers
  • prepare for End Point Assessment

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Assessment and Accreditation

Lead Adult Care Worker apprentices submit work for their portfolio throughout the apprenticeship. Work submitted is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and detail feedback is provided by our staff. Feedback from tutors includes:

  • Reasons for grading
  • Advice and direction for improvement
  • Likely EPA outcome / grading
  • Comments on English and maths skills
  • Signposting to additional and / or stretch and challenge learning

85% of all ABM Apprentices achieve Merit or Distinction grades at End Point Assessment

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