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Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker

Level 3 Adult Care Worker

Introduction to ELA Adult Learning:

ELA delivers high quality apprenticeships and short courses. We have
expertise across a range of education and care settings, such as early
years, private and public schools, special needs provisions and
residential care settings.
We aspire to support committed and passionate care workers,
teachers, support staff, school leadership and administration to achieve
their goals. Our team has a huge passion for learning that makes a
difference, and not just providing training for training’s sake


Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker:

  • Expected to exercise judgement, and take appropriate action to
    support individuals in maintaining their independence, dignity and
  • By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of
    care delivery, they will be instrumental in improving the health and
    well-being of those receiving care and support.
  • By exercising autonomy and accountability, they will lead and
    support others to comply with expected standards and behaviours.


Relevant settings include:

● Residential or nursing homes
● Domiciliary care
● Day centers
● Clinical healthcare settings

Through this Apprenticeship, the Adult Care Workers can gain

Recognition of possessing the knowledge, skills and behaviours as set in the apprenticeship standard.
Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) qualified status
15 minimum Care Certificate standards
developed by Skills for Care, Health
Education England and Skills for Health
Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English (if not already achieved)
Can supervise the work of others and evaluate practice
Practising in line with nationally recognised standards with delegated responsibility to exercise autonomy

What Values Do We Add at ELA?

Flexible and Engaging

Blended delivery models including workplace assessments, virtual coaching, and group workshops

Passion for Well-being

We are passionate about mental health and well-being in the workplace.

Customer Service
Collaborative line manager, mentor and employer engagement to enhance learner experience with regular surveys and reporting

Continual review of our curriculum to deliver strong intent, implementation, and impact of learning

Personal Tutor

A dedicated personal tutor to deliver training, and guide throughout their programme.

Learner Centred
Supporting learners’ individual pace and catering to their unique learning styles

Delivery & Assessment

Typical Course Duration

15-18 months

Monthly Workshop

Monthly ‘virtual’ 1-1 tutorials, group workshops and complementary online


E-portfolio access to track progress, upload work and communicate with your Tutor.

End Point Assessment

Portfolio of evidence to support a professional discussion and a situational judgement test

Specialist Skills Tutor

Additional support from a specialist Functional Skills Tutor (where applicable)

Assignments and Observations

Written assignments, observations, reflective accounts and professional discussions

Commitment Required from Learner and Employer

To meet deadlines agreed and set by the Tutor

Access to relevant activities in the workplace

Access to a work-based Mentor and shadowing opportunities

Learner & Employer to attend 8-10 weekly progress reviews

Access to 20% ‘Off the Job Training’ Time

Attendance at monthly 1-1 learning sessions

Time allowed for the Apprentice to complete assignments

Participate in skills-based learning and virtual workshops

Compilation of work-based portfolio of evidence


Promote communication in care settings.

Promote effective handling of information in care settings.

Promote personal development in care settings.

Promote person-centred approaches in care settings.

Promote equality and inclusion in care settings.

Promote health, safety and well-being in care settings.

Responsibilities of a care worker

Duty of care in care settings

Safeguarding and protection in care settings