The Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship is directly accessed through your employer and will guide and inspire you to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.
As a qualified Lead Practitioner, you will have a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services. You will also have specialist skills and knowledge in your area of responsibilities which will allow you to successfully lead 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. 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, the qualification you will achieve is the NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care.
Please note - Learners studying a Health and Social Care course need to meet current Government legal requirements relating to COVID-19 vaccination status when working in the health and social care sector. This means learners must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, this includes being double vaccinated and having received a booster. Learners need to meet this legal requirement to be able to attend placement, without attending placement learners cannot complete their qualifications.
If you think you may be medically exempt from the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination. Learners will need to provide evidence of an NHS Covid pass medical exemption. There is further
You will achieve a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within a care team, contributing to, promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level.
You will also be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.
The course is taught by occupationally competent assessors and an End Point assessment is to be completed which includes observation of practice and professional discussion.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248.
There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in.Aged 16 to 18.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4.81. per hour.Aged 19 or over and in your first year.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4..81 per hour.Aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.
You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate for your age.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248.
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