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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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Midwife

Average salary - £32,100*

Midwives support pregnant women and their babies before, during and after, childbirth.

Day-to-day tasks:

Giving pregnant women advice on staying healthy, run classes on pregnancy and parenting, check the health of mother and baby during pregnancy, monitor the mother and baby during labour, deliver the baby and visit people’s homes to check on mother and baby.**

Working environments:

You could work at a client’s home, at a health centre or a hospital.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Social Worker

Average salary - £35,500*

Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse and support people to live independently.

Day-to-day tasks:

Put together support plans for clients, keep records and write reports, discuss your cases
with your supervisors, support clients safety and take the right action to protect them when necessary, work closely with communities, health professionals and other agencies, help clients to develop and maintain independent living skills and hold meeting and assessments with individuals and families to review their situation.**

Working environments:

You could work in an office, NHS or private hospital, an adult care home or children’s care home.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

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

“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

“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

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