Qualification Code:

ST0007

Duration:

18 months

Delivery Method:

Classroom & Online

Cost:

From £350


Course Overview

The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members or colleagues to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team, contributing to, promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level. A Lead Practitioner has achieved a greater depth of  knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services. 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 may be a coach and mentor to others, or have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery. 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.

Care
is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives

Compassion
is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, empathy and respect

Courage
is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk

Communication
good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working

Competence
is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support

Commitment
to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred

Examples of job roles include Dementia Lead, Re-ablement Worker, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Public Health Associate Worker, Keeping in Contact Worker, Community Care/Support Officer, Social Care Assessor, Care Assessment Officer, Social Services Officer, Brokerage Worker, Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant, Independence Support Assistant, Reablement Support Workers/Officer, Telecare Assistant and Assistive Technology Co-Ordinator/Officer.

Non levy employer contribution (5%) – £350

Levy paying employer contribution – £7000

By the end of the programme and to become an Associate Ambulance Practitioner, Apprentices must have achieved the following:

  • Level 2 functional skills in English & Maths, if not already achieved
  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16–18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16–18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.

Businesses can manage this through their Digital Apprenticeship Account – link here:

https://www.gov.uk/sign-in-apprenticeship-service-account

Businesses can manage this through their Digital Apprenticeship Account – link here:

https://www.gov.uk/sign-in-apprenticeship-service-account

Over 10,000 people have begun their clinical career with us.

Our clients include the largest NHS ambulance services, and leading multinational corporations. We have trained thousands of students, helping them to achieve their dreams.

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