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Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard (England only) (with functional skills)

Health and Social Care

Functional Skills


The apprenticeship standard provides the skills, knowledge, values and behaviours required of the Lead Adult Care Worker apprentice.

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care qualification has been designed to align to the standard. The mandatory units cover core competencies whilst the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of specialist areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

  • Full or Part offer: This is at the centre’s discretion – the standard typically takes 12 months
  • Guided Learning Hours and/or Min and Max: 399 (qualification only)
  • Credit Value with Functional Skills: 68

Potential Job Roles

Learners can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:

  • Senior Care Support Worker
  • Lead Personal Assistant.

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification Specification

This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.

Key Facts

The Key Facts document details all of the important information you need to know about this qualification.

Learner Overview

This document contains all the information learners need to know if they’re considering taking an Advanced Learner Loan to complete this qualification.

Care Certificate Mapping

This document sets out how the Care Certificate maps across to other resources that are used within the health and social care sectors.

Skills for Care and Development Assessment Principles

Skills for Health Assessment Principles

Combined Knowledge and Competence Based Qualification