Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4


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Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4


This apprenticeship is for those individuals who will use their experience and knowledge of particular conditions experienced by the user of services to lead and support the implementation and development of areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement, telecare and assistive technology. The Lead Practitioner will also be a coach and mentor to others including the assessment of performance and quality of care delivery.

This apprenticeship is for those individuals who work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. Some job roles include:

• Unit lead/co-ordinator,
• Deputy Manager
• Care co-ordinators
• Community Care/Support Officer

Other roles may include:
Dementia Lead, Re-ablement Worker, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Public Health Associate Worker, Keeping in Contact Worker, Social Care Assessor, Care Assessment Officer, Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant.

Course duration:

16 months plus 3 months EPA (End Point Assessment).

Entry requirements:

The apprentice must be at least 19 years old and will be required to undertake a DBS check as well as having the desire and passion to work within the health and social care sector and already employed in a care-based environment, working more than 16 hours a week.


Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be awarded the following:

  • • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
    • Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 2 (if applicable)

Your apprenticeship questions answered

Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Can my existing staff start an apprenticeship?

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Of course! Placing your existing staff on an apprenticeship is a great way of upskilling your employees and uncovering your future managers. It can be a great way of motivating and rewarding your staff by committing to their continued personal development within your business.

How much do I have to pay an apprentice?

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Apprentices must be paid at least the national minimum wage for apprentices if they are aged 19 and under or aged 19 and over and in their first year of an apprenticeship.

Apprentices are often paid higher amounts as their skills develop and we encourage employers to do so

Would my apprentices have to go to college?

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No, with our apprenticeships there is no formal need to attend college. All training is done in-house in your business via your apprentices dedicated assigned assessor.

Why should I take on an apprentice?

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Apprentices can bring fresh new ideas to your business allowing them to grow and thrive. You gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way. They can motivate your workforce more and overall enhance your business performance while addressing skills shortages in your business.

What is off-the-job training for apprentices?

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Training that is delivered outside of their normal working duties.

The apprentice must receive off-the-job training for a minimum of 20% of the time that they are paid to work.

Off-the-job training is:
Learning completed outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the
apprenticeship directly relevant to the apprenticeship.

Off-the-job training can be:
The teaching of theory – for example lectures, role playing, simulations exercises or online learning. It  can also be practical training – for example shadowing, mentoring and industry visits. As well as learning support and time spent writing assessments or assignments.

What are your delivery models for apprenticeships?

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Once you have registered an apprentice with us, you will be given access to our e-portfolio system called Smart Assessor. Smart Assessor will contain all the resources you need to support and view the progress of your learners.

Apprentices’ will also be supported by a dedicated Assessor and Essential Skills Tutors who will deliver their apprenticeships via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions.

You will also have a dedicated account manager who can support you with any questions you have about your employees progress and progression.

Why choose us

We can help you to choose an apprenticeship course that is right for your employees or support you with recruitment to fill an apprenticeship vacancy. We work closely with you and the learner will help to develop the skills needed for your setting. We offer a flexible and tailored approach to suit your business needs.

We are able to tap into a talent pool overlooked by many: identifying, training and placing fantastic emerging talent into apprenticeship roles.


Don’t just take our word for it, hear what some of our employers and learners have to say…

Monmouthshire Youth Service – Learner

Our experience with Aspiration Training has been a really positive one. Our assessor supported and challenged us throughout the apprenticeship, and empowered us to successfully achieve our qualifications within the allocated timescale.

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