Through this qualification, you will gain the knowledge, understanding, and skills required when working in lead practitioner roles in adult care provision.
The qualification will enable you to progress into employment in settings such as residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centers, an individual’s own home, or some clinical healthcare settings.
London College of Professional Studies provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and In-class learning. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience.
Learners are able to:
- Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments
- Gain Teacher support
- Access LCPS online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal)
- Acquire Assignments briefing
- Receive Excellent quality of study notes
- Obtain Assignment marking and feedback
- Access Free Online library.
- Gain Fully accredited UK courses
- Receive Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday)
- Gain Full support until the completion of the course
NCFE / Cache Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
The programme is available in 2 duration modes:
- 12 Months
- 18 Months
- Blended Learning
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
For this qualification learners will need to be of age 18 or above and have a minimum standard of level 2 functional skills English and Math’s
Learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits to achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care.
36 credits must be achieved from the mandatory group. Learners must achieve 34 credits from the optional units.
|36 credits must be achieved from the mandatory group.|
|Unit title||Unit type||Level||Credit|
|Lead communication in adult care settings||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Develop, maintain and use records and reports||Knowledge/Skills||4||3|
|Personal development in adult care settings||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Lead inclusive practice in adult care settings||Knowledge/Skills||4||3|
|Lead health and safety in adult care settings||Knowledge/Skills||4||3|
|Facilitate person-centered assessment to support well-being||Knowledge/Skills||4||2|
|Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well- being||Knowledge/Skills||4||2|
|Professional practice in adult care settings||Knowledge/Skills||4||3|
|Working in partnership with others||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Understand personalisation in care and support services||Knowledge||4||4|
|Understand safeguarding and protection in adult care settings||Knowledge||4||2|
|Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult care sector||Knowledge/Skills||4||2|
Achieve 34 credits from the optional units.
|Unit title||Unit type||Level||Credit|
|Advocacy in adult care||Knowledge/Skills||4||5|
|Co-ordinate the use of assistive living technology||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Support the development of community partnerships||Knowledge/Skills||4||5|
|Lead practice to support individuals to access and engage in education, training, or employment (ETE)||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Lead practice in providing information, advice, and guidance||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005||Knowledge||3||3|
|Promote nutrition and hydration in adult care settings||Knowledge/Skills||3||4|
|Develop, implement and review plans||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Support individuals to access and use services and facilities||Knowledge/Skills||3||4|
|Support individuals to access and manage direct payments||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services||Knowledge/Skills||3||4|
|Support the spiritual well-being of individuals||Knowledge/Skills||3||3|
|Support carers to meet the care needs of individuals||Knowledge/Skills||3||4|
|Specialist areas of care||Knowledge/Skills||4||5|
|Undertake research in adult care||Knowledge/Skills||4||8|
|Promote innovation and change in adult care||Knowledge/Skills||4||3|
|Manage induction in adult care||Knowledge/Skills||4||3|
|Lead learning and development in adult care||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Mentoring in adult social care||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
|Partnership working in adult social care||Knowledge/Skills||4||4|
Completion of this qualification could lead to progression to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) qualification.
The qualification will enable learners to progress into employment in settings such as residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, an individual’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.
Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?
Learners can progress into a number of lead practitioner job roles within the adult care sector, such as:
- Community Care/Support Officer
- Social Care Assessor
- Care Assessment Officer
- Social Services Officer
- Brokerage Worker
- Rehabilitation and Reablement Assistant
- Independence Support Assistant
- Reablement Support Worker/Officer
- Telecare Assistant
- Assistive Technology Co-Ordinator/Officer.
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification will support learners to develop specialist knowledge and skills in their area of responsibility and enable learners to promote a values-based culture within their setting.
This qualification can act as a progression route from the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care qualification to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care qualification.
The qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Practitioner in Adult Care.
The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, or a task.