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.

Lead Practitioners in Adult Care Level 4

Who’s it for?
 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.  


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.

Duration: 15 months

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.

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

Please download the Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Flyer

Contact us to discuss further