Developing Cornwall’s Healthcare Workforce for the Future

Adult Care Worker Standards

All our programmes are accredited for Edexcel Awarding Body and meet the National Standards for the Social Care Sector as defined by Skills for Care Sector Skills Council.

DHCT is the provider of choice for many social care employers in Cornwall supporting recruitment and training for care workers who may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings.

Adult Care Worker
Adult Care Worker Level 2

This course is for frontline care staff for vulnerable adults to within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

In order to meet this standard learners will be required to achieve a:

Duration: 12 months to complete

Cost: Employer Contribution is £300, please view our funding page for further information

Grant: if the learner is aged 16-18 the employer will receive a grant of £1000.

Learners must undertake an End Point Assessment prior to successful completion of their standard. This will include:

  • Self Assessment of confidence for role
  • Professional Discussion
  • A Judgement Test to confirm knowledge
  • Present portfolio

Delivery: Blended learning through one to one support with an occupationally competent tutor/assessor in the workplace and our virtual learning environment.

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Lead Adult Care Worker
Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

Senior Care Workers, care assistants or personal assistants working in residential, domiciliary care, supported living and independent employers with a direct payment.

In order to meet this standard learners will be required to achieve a:

Duration: 13 months to complete

Cost: Employer Contribution is £300, please view our funding page for further information

Grant: if the learner is aged 16-18 the employer will receive a grant of £1000.

Learners must undertake an End Point Assessment prior to successful completion of their standard. This will include:

  • Self Assessment of confidence for role
  • Professional Discussion
  • A Judgement Test to confirm knowledge
  • Present portfolio

Delivery: Blended learning through one to one support with an occupationally competent tutor/assessor in the workplace and our virtual learning environment.

Contact us to discuss further

 

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4
Who’s it for?
The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care 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 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 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 they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

Components:
• BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
• Mandatory Units equal 33 credits:
o Advanced Communication Skills in Adult Care
o Personal and Professional Development in Care Settings
o Equality and Diversity in Care Settings
o Understand Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
o Person-centred Assessment and Planning to Improve Individual Outcomes
o Understanding Personalisation in Care and Support Services
o Health and Safety in Care Settings
o Professional Practice in Adult Care
o Develop, Maintain and Use Records and Reports
o Partnership Working in Care Settings
o Safeguard Children and Young People Who Are Present in Care Settings

• Optional units to equal 27 credits. You will choose these with your tutor and employer based on your job role.

• Minimum of Level 2 English
• Minimum of Level 2 Maths
• Care Framework Certificate Standards mapped across the BTEC.

Delivery Model:

Blended delivery including; one to one support with an occupationally competent tutor, and virtual learning environment
End Point Assessment (EPA)

EPA is completed by an External Pearson Awarding Body Assessor. Learner completes:
-Observation in practice
-Professional Discussion

The learner must complete the EPA to achieve the full programme.

Duration Employer Contribution (Non levy)

15 months for BTEC

UP to 18 months for EPA (total)

1. All employers are required to create a Digital Account to Manage the funding for their training since Jan 20.
2. This is a quick an easy process linking with your Government Gateway Account. DHCT will support you with this.
3. You can apply for a Levy Transfer to the NHS to cover the full cost of the programme which DHCT will support.

Employer Commitment
Employer, Learner and Training company will sign an Apprenticeship Agreement with a Statement of Commitment from all parties, identifying the key expectations, roles and responsibilities of each party, the key milestones, delivery schedules, employer contribution and End Point Assessment arrangements.

Leader in Adult Care Level 5
Who’s it for?

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive
differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.
A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing community or residential based services. This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. A successful apprentice will have met all the requirements. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to
people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

Components:
• BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management Adult Care
• Mandatory Units:
o Leadership and Management in Adult Care
o Governance and Regulatory Processes in Adult Care
o Lead Communication in Adult Care
o Manage a Partnership Approach in Adult Care
o Deliver Person-centred Adult Care
o Professional Development, Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care
o Manage Resources in Adult Care
o Manage Safeguarding, Protection and Risk in Adult Care
o Manage Self in Adult Care
o Lead Decision making in Adult Care
o Entrepreneurial Skills and Innovation in Adult Care

• Optional units totalling 14 credits

• Minimum of Level 2 English
• Minimum of Level 2 Maths
• Care Framework Certificate Standards mapped across the BTEC.

Delivery Model:

Blended delivery including; one to one support with an occupationally competent tutor, and virtual learning environment

End Point Assessment (EPA)
EPA is completed by an External Pearson Awarding Body Assessor. Learner completes:
– Observation in practice
– Professional Discussion

The learner must complete the EPA to achieve the full programme.

Duration Employer Contribution (Non levy)
15 months for BTEC

UP to 18 months for EPA

1. All employers are required to create a Digital Account to Manage the funding for their training since Jan 20.
2. This is a quick an easy process linking with your Government Gateway Account. DHCT will support you with this.
3. You can apply for a Levy Transfer to the NHS to cover the full cost of the programme which DHCT will support.

Employer Commitment
Employer, Learner and Training company will sign an Apprenticeship Agreement with a Statement of Commitment from all parties, identifying the key expectations, roles and responsibilities of each party, the key milestones, delivery schedules, employer contribution and End Point Assessment arrangements.

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