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


Functional Skills


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

The Level 4 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 18 months
  • Guided Learning Hours and/or Min and Max: 514 (qualification only)
  • Credit Value with Functional Skills: 80

Potential Job Roles

Learners can progress into employment in settings such as residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, an individual’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Learners can progress into a number of lead practitioner job roles within the adult care sector, such as:

  • Community Care/Support Officer
  • Social Care Assessor
  • Care Assessment Officer
  • Social Services Officer
  • Brokerage Worker
  • Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant
  • Independence Support Assistant
  • Reablement Support Worker/Officer
  • Telecare Assistant
  • Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

For details on Employment Rights and Responsibilities, please visit the latest Sector Skills Council Apprenticeship Framework document.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

For details on Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, please visit the latest Sector Skills Council Apprenticeship Framework document.