Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship

Competitive salary
United Kingdom

Job Reference: ART-gdLCp43QBq1

Who are we?

ART Providers Skill Centre (ART) is a UK based organization that is committed to provide you with the right skills, learning and career opportunities in your chosen apprenticeship course programme. We exist to produce top quality apprentices and support employers in bridging them to the right apprentice such as yourself.

We are now offering a Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Apprenticeship course programme in Level 4. Inquire now!


What will you learn in this course?


The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care level 4 Apprenticeship, 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 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 a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by service users.


They will have specialist skills and knowledge in their areas of responsibility 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. 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 may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.


Previous accomplishments are meticulously deliberated from the start to ensure time on the programme is maximized. Our approach is strong Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to guarantee that each Apprentice understands the context of their learning, the assessment methodology and that their future career advancement is carefully mapped into their journey.


Knowledge you’ll gain:


  • Statutory frameworks, standards, guidance and Codes of Practice which underpin practice in relation to the safe delivery of services
  • Principles of assessment and outcome-based practice
  • Models of monitoring, reporting and responding to changes in health and well-being.



This Apprenticeship is designed as a stepping stone into managing teams, projects or departments. The Apprentice is responsible for achieving clearly defined outcomes that are part of your organisation’s strategy and are keen to nurture their existing talents, with a natural flair for leadership.


It is desirable that candidates would have achieved a level 2 in Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above) prior to commencing their Apprenticeship training. Those Apprentices who are yet to achieve a level 2 in English and Maths will have the opportunity to complete these qualifications during their Apprenticeship. However, a level 2 must be achieved in these areas before they qualify for entry to their End Point Assessment (EPA).



  • Apply professional judgement, standards and Codes of Practice relevant to the role
  • Lead the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to others for whom they are responsible.



  • Evaluate own practice and access identified development opportunities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of own leadership, mentoring and supervision skills and take steps to enhance performance
  • Value individuals to develop effective teams in order to achieve best outcomes.

The benefits of this level X  (Course programme title) Apprenticeship to employers include:

  • You will see improved staff retention

Once you have completed this Apprenticeship, you could progress on to the following:


  • Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager Apprenticeship
  • Level 5 Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship


Maximum funding: Competitive

Course Length: 16 to 24 Months

Learning method: Workplace (direct delivery)