Level 4 Apprenticeship – Lead Adult Care Worker
The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.
They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team, contributing to, promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level.
A Lead Practitioner has a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services. They will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibilities which will allow them to lead in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement, telecare and assistive technology.
They will be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.
What Is The Equivalent Of A Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship?
A level 4 apprenticeship is equivalent to a foundation degree, a Higher National Certificate (HNC), or the first year of an undergraduate degree. Higher apprenticeships start at level 4. The requirements to be considered for a level 4 apprenticeship are normally a lot tougher than those at level 3. Requirements are generally: Completed an advanced apprenticeship; Hold a level 3 NVQ/SVQ qualification; Have a BTEC National qualification or 2 passes at A-Level.
Level 4 Apprenticeship Lead Practitioner In Adult Care
- Duration: 12-18 months
- Qualification: Level 4 Lead Practitioner In Adult Care
Lead Practitioners in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Practitioners in Adult Care this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.
- Apply professional judgement, standards and codes of practice relevant to the role
- Develop and sustain professional relationships with others
- Identify and access specialist help required to carry out role
- Lead the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments
- Mentor colleagues to encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered
- Contribute to the implementation of processes to implement and review support plans
- Provide leadership and mentoring to others for whom they are responsible
- Apply risk management policies
- Contribute to the quality assurance of the service provided
Level 4 Apprenticeship Lead Practitioner In Adult Care Entry Requirements
- Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care.
- Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.
- For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
Level 4 Diploma Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
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