Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

Role Profile

You will work as frontline staff helping adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. Also, your Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 apprenticeship will offer expanded responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.

Our Aim

About the Course

Students who successfully complete the HND in Business will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of business. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to business, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Typical Job Roles

Care Officer

Care Supervisor

Senior Care Worker

Supervising Care Worker

Senior Support Worker

Relief Team Leader

Social Work Assistant

Social Services Officer

Outreach Development Worker

Community Support Worker

Community Outreach Worker

Community Development Worker

Family Support Worker or Personal Assistant

Entry Requirement

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

Experience of working in the health and social care sector



  • Pearson Level 3 Diploma in Diploma in Adult Care
  • NCFE Functional Skills in English and Maths level 2
  • The Care Certificate (if not already achieved/progressing from Adult Care Worker)
  • The 6 Cs – Care, Compassion, Courage, Communication, Competence and
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Career Progression

Learners will have the option to progress in the sector and complete the Level 4 qualification and become a deputy or assistant home manager.


12-18 Months

Method of Delivery

Delivery will be in partnership with employers and adopt a blended approach of on and off the job training and professional development. Apprentices will receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at City College of London through classroom-based activities.

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