A Lead Practitioner in Adult Care is responsible for managing teams of frontline carers to look after the care needs of adults at risk.

They will be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.

A 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 contribute to promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level. They will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibilities which will allow them to work in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement, telecare and assistive technology. 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.

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The Details

Duration: 18 months + 3 months End Point Assessment (EPA)

Cost: The apprenticeship cost is £7,000 + VAT:

  • 16-18 Year Old Apprentices
    • Fully funded by the government
    • Plus a £1,000 incentive to the employer
  • 19-21 Year Old Apprentices
    • Fully funded by the government
  • 22+ Year Old Apprentices
    • Employer pays 5% of the total apprenticeship cost
    • Contribution Amount: 5% of £7,000 = £350 + VAT

This structure allows non-levy paying employers to take advantage of significant funding opportunities and government incentives, making it more affordable to hire and train apprentices.


Classroom Delivery: One to one in the workplace

On Programme Delivery

Functional Skills: Both maths and English are required at Level 2 or relevant GSCE results

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Knowledge and Understanding

Tasks and responsibilities - Statutory frameworks, standards, guidance and Codes of Practice which underpin practice in relation to the safe delivery of services. Theories underpinning own practice and competence relevant to the job role. Principles of assessment and outcome based practice. Principles of risk management.

Dignity and human rights - How to contribute to, promote and maintain a culture which ensures dignity is at the centre of practice.

Communication - Effective communication and solutions to overcoming barriers. Legal and ethical frameworks in relation to confidentiality and sharing information. Range of technologies to enhance communication.

Safeguarding - Legislation, national and local solutions for the safeguarding of adults and children including reporting requirements.

Health and wellbeing - Models of monitoring, reporting and responding to changes in health and wellbeing. Range of holistic solutions to promote and maintain health and wellbeing using person centred approaches. Importance of effective partnerships, inter-agency, joint and integrated working.

Professional development - Goals and aspirations that support own professional development and how to access available opportunities.

Assessment in the Workplace

Your designated Assessor/Trainer will visit you in the workplace to support the development of your on-programme portfolio and to complete your quarterly reviews

Tracking Your Progress: Our electronic portfolio, OneFile will track your progress

People Involved in Your Apprenticeship

Group Quality Manager: Michelle Pointer

Assessor/Trainer: A experienced and qualified assessor

Internal Verifier: Julie Capaldi

Gateway: On completion of the on-programme learning, the employer, training provider and learner will confirm that the apprentice is ready for the End Point Assessment

End Point Assessment (EPA)

EPA assessment is an Observation of Practice and a Professional Discussion.


Grading is an overall pass, must pass both elements in EPA and a distinction is 21/27 of the distinction points in the professional discussion.

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