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Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

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 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

• The 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 will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibilities which will allow them to lead in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement, telecare and assistive technology.
• They will be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.

Relevant settings include:

• Residential or nursing homes
• Domiciliary care
• Day centres
• Clinical healthcare settings

Through this Apprenticeship, the Lead Practitioner will gain

Recognition of possessing the knowledge, skills and behaviours as set in the apprenticeship standard
Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care
Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English (if not already achieved
A level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team
A greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services.

What Values Do We Add at ELA?

Passion for Well-being

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

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

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We are passionate about mental health and well-being in the workplace
Supporting learners’ individual pace and catering to their unique learning styles
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Collaborative line manager, mentor and employer engagement to enhance learner experience with regular surveys and reporting
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Continual review of our curriculum to deliver strong intent, implementation, and impact of learning

Delivery & Assessment

Typical Course Duration

18 months plus EPA period

Monthly Workshops

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


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

End-Point Assessment

Consists of an observation and professional discussions

Specialist Skills Tutor

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

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 6 hours per week off-the-job hours

Attendance at monthly 1-1 or group workshops

Time allowed for the Apprentice to complete assignments

Participate in skills-based learning and virtual workshops

Attendance at scheduled virtual workshops to support learning


Lead communication in adult care settings

Develop, maintain and use records and report

Personal development in adult care settings

Lead inclusive practice in adult care settings

Lead health and safety in adult care settings

Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing

Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support wellbeing

Professional practice in adult care settings

Working in partnership with others

Understand personalisation in care and support services

Understand safeguarding and protection in adult care settings

Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult care sector