Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship

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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.

“I've always had a passion for nursing; undertaking the Access to Higher Education course was naturally the best step to take. The tutors are incredible; one was a registered nurse and uses their wealth of knowledge and experience of the industry to pass onto us. This course has helped me with my time management, self-led learning and is preparing me for the world of work.”

Bethany Smith Access to HE: Health Science Professions
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What our students say

“I've always had a passion for nursing; undertaking the Access to Higher Education course was naturally the best step to take. The tutors are incredible; one was a registered nurse and uses their wealth of knowledge and experience of the industry to pass onto us. This course has helped me with my time management, self-led learning and is preparing me for the world of work.”

Bethany Smith Access to HE: Health Science Professions

“The location is quiet and local to me, and this course will enable me to be able to go to University and study midwifery. There is a fantastic atmosphere amongst students and staff, with the staff being really supportive.”

Stevie Howells
Stevie Howells Access to HE Diploma: Health Science Professions Level 3

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship