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Lead Practitioner In Adult Care - Level 4


Overview of Job Role - Managing teams of frontline carers to look after vulnerable adults with care needs.

The Lead Practitioner In Adult Care will guide and and inspire team members to make positive differences to someones 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 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 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 my 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
  • 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 centered     

Examples of job roles include Dementia Lead, Re- Enablement 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.

Course content

For information on what this course entails please click here to find out more.

This course will be assessed via our online canvas platform where students will have access to the course and resources to help them throughout the qualification. Students will also have regular meetings with a tutor via telephone or in person every 4-6 weeks and this will allow them to submit work and receive feedback on work completed. 

Students who complete this qualification will receive a certificate detailing their completion of the Lead Practitioner In Adult Care Level 4 qualification as well as the units that the student will have achieved. 

Students will be allocated a tutor to assist them during the program via monthly meeting with reviews taking place. They will also have access to an online learning platform that they will be able to submit their work and monitor their progress and feedback from their tutor.

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The cost of this course is funded through the government and it requires a 5% contribution from the employer which is £350. To enquire about this course commercially please click here to contact us for more information.