Lead Adult Care Worker – Level 3 apprenticeship

Lead Adult Care Workers are frontline healthcare staff. Success in this role will see patients regain their independence and live their lives as safely and freely as possible. If you’re looking for a rewarding career progression opportunity, our Level 3 diploma in adult care can equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in this role.

With hands on learning, insights from professionals, and training staff with 20 years of experience, you know you’re in good hands with Paragon Skills.

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Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

This apprenticeship is suitable for frontline staff working in a variety of areas. Whether you work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or another clinical healthcare setting. Our course offers a variety of skills for you to expand your knowledge and further develop yourself within your role.

Typical job titles include, but are not limited to, Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, and Supervising Care Worker. If you have a job that you are interested in, but you’re unsure if this is the right progression route for it, get in touch today. Our team is on hand to answer any apprenticeship questions.

Browse our care apprenticeships page for more information about apprenticeships in the care sector.

Key apprenticeship information
  • Suitable For
    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Anyone working in a health and/or care setting
  • Suitable For
    Title of embedded diploma/qualification Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: Innovate Awarding
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    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 12months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
  • Suitable For
    Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £200 & levy paying employer contribution - £4000

What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

You will develop your knowledge in key areas such as Duty of Care, diversity and inclusion, communication, safeguarding, championing health and wellbeing. This apprenticeship is a brilliant stepping stone for anyone seeking to enhance their own professional development.

With Paragon Skills, you will be given the skills to excel in your role. In the apprenticeship, you will learn to provide supervision, frontline leadership, guidance, and direction for others, working autonomously, and exercising judgement and accountability. You’ll be supported by one of our dedicated Personal Trainers through a combination of learning, including one-to-one teaching, webinars, online learning, self-study, and telephone calls.

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What is immersive learning?

Immersive learning in healthcare sets the stage for an extraordinary transformation in the way we educate and empower our dedicated healthcare professionals. It harnesses the immense potential of innovative technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and simulations to create a captivating and dynamic learning experience. Through this approach, healthcare practitioners are propelled into a realm of intense engagement and interactivity, unlike any other training method.

Immersive learning can help healthcare professionals improve their clinical skills, decision-making, and communication abilities, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes. Additionally, immersive learning can also be used to make learning more accessible, efficient, and flexible, so that anyone can learn.

Included scenarios:

  • Working as a carer in a residential care home
  • Working as a senior carer in a residential care home
  • Working as a carer in a domiciliary role
  • Dealing with a fallen individual in a community setting

We partner with a wide range of care providers to support those most in need

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“Paragon Skills has helped me achieve my level 2 for adult social care and I’ve just completed my level 3 for lead adult care. My level 3 has helped me build management skills and will I hope one day opens a door for me to do my level 5”

Megan Dance, Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker


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We are rated as a ‘Good Provider’ by Ofsted

With 20 years of experience, and accreditations to our name, Paragon Skills are driven to bettering the education of apprentices in a variety of fields. Our learners will have the best training to offer, as well as the continued support with our high-quality tutors.

Optional first aid for mental health skills and awareness


All our apprenticeship programmes now include an optional self-development section for furthering of personal skill-sets. This programme will cover awareness of mental health and the steps you as an apprentice can take to support others where they’re showing signs of an ongoing struggle with their mental well-being.


Optional first aid for mental health skills and awareness
Self-study package – 2-3 hours of directed self-study

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