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Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship

You will gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours required when working in lead practitioner roles in the adult care provision across a range of settings such as: residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, an individual’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

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. 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.

“My tutors are really supportive. I like learning about a range of in-depth topics relating to my course.”

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Aimee Winstanley Level 3 Health and Social Care, Former student at De Warenne Academy
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021/22. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Health and Social Care

The health and social care sector is ideal for those who have a passion for caring for others and includes jobs in personal care and healthcare.

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Average salary - £38,400*

Nurses provide care for those that are sick, injured or have a disability and assist doctors with their tasks.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping doctors with examinations, administering medication, using medical equipment, monitoring patient progress, updating patients records and handover information and giving advice to patients and their relatives.**

Working environments:

Public and private hospitals, health centres, hospices, adult care homes, a client’s home or prison settings.

*EMSI 2021 **

Care Worker

Average salary - £20,800*

Care Workers attend the personal needs and comforts of vulnerable and elderly people to help them manage their daily activities and live as independently as possible.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping clients with washing, dressing, making food, doing household jobs, monitoring them and recording any concerns, checking if they are taking prescribed medication, supporting families who have new caring responsibilities and supporting their wellbeing with activities.**

Working environments:

Residential care homes, day care centres or in a client’s home.

*EMSI 2021 **

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the health and social care sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Compassion
  • Leadership

What our students say

“The teachers are very supportive in helping me achieve my ambition to study adult nursing at university.”

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Maneerat Thongngoen Level 3 Health and Social Care Former student at De Warenne Academy

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship