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Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3


A Lead Adult Care Worker will make a positive difference to the life of someone facing physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.


Providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery they are instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support. In some circumstances Lead Adult Care Workers may delegate responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers.


Typical job titles include Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Development Worker or Family Support Worker. These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia and end-of-life care.

LARS code: 118

Standard ref: ST0006

Maximum funding:


Minimum duration:



Skillsfirst Assess is approved to offer End-point Assessment for this standard. For further information please click here


Learners registered on or before 29 December 2017, will be required to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (England) (RQF) (Adult Care pathway only).


Learners registered on or after 1 January 2018, will be required to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Care (RQF) and to have or achieve level 2 English and Maths.


Apprenticeship packages 


In order to support the delivery of this Apprenticeship Standard, Skillsfirst can offer the following package, which offers a cost and administrative benefit:


AS18 - Adult Care Worker Level 3 (including Level 2 Reformed Functional Skills)


Skillsfirst qualification no.






Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)


315 / 580



Skillsfirst Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English


55 / 60



Skillsfirst Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics


55 / 60


A link to the Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard can be found here


Further resources to support the delivery of the Care Certificate can be found on the Skills For Care website by clicking here 


Apprenticeship Standards

Adult Care Worker L2

Business Administrator L3

Children, Young People & Families Practitioner L4

Children, Young People & Families Manager L5

Customer Service Practitioner L2

Early Years Practitioner L2

Early Years Educator L3

Lead Adult Care Worker L3

Operations / Departmental Manager L5

Recruitment Resourcer L2

Recruitment Consultant L3

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative L2

Teaching Assistant L3

Team Leader / Supervisor L3