Lead Adult Care Worker

The End-Point Assessment for the Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship includes a Situational Judgement Test and a Professional Discussion.

What They Do

As a Lead Adult Care Worker, you will make a positive difference in someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the front line of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and well-being of those receiving care and support.

A Lead Adult Care Worker will in some circumstances have to delegate responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and Behaviours.

In the Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship, Apprentices may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Adult Care Workers this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level but may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

End-Point Assessment Components for the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship 

  • Situational Judgement Test
  • Professional Discussion

Situation Judgement Test

Apprentices will be presented with a range of real-life scenarios about which they are required to answer 60 Situational Judgement Test questions. The assessment will be undertaken under controlled conditions. The Apprentice will have a maximum of 90 minutes to complete the test. The questions will be drawn from the stated Knowledge and Skills elements of the standard and focus on the higher-order competencies.

Professional Discussion

In the concluding assessment element, the End-Point Assessor leads a 45-minute Discussion to uncover additional evidence of personal development activities and how this learning was applied. Apprentices can only undertake the Professional Discussion aspect of the assessment once they have achieved a pass in the Situational Judgement Test.

More Information

If you would like to learn more about the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard, check out our factsheets page or alternatively you can find more information via the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard

Duration: 18 months
Level: 3
Funding Band: 4 (£3,000)

£475 (Remote) £575 (Face-to-Face)

  • Payable at Registration: £119
  • Payable at Gateway: £356 (Remote) £456 (Face-to-Face)


  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care  (RQF)
Functional Skills:
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics
Industry Requirements:
  • Completed prior to enrolment: Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Completed prior to completion: Care Certificate
  • Self Assessment
Payment Terms: Training Qualifications UK will invoice a registration fee (~25%) upon registration and a gateway fee (~75%) upon gateway submission. Gateway fees will be adjusted depending upon the remote or face-to-face assessment preference.
LARS Number: 118
Standard Number: ST0006
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*25% registration fee is transferrable to a new registration should an Apprentice withdraw from the apprenticeship. Upon receipt Apprentices, Employers and Training Providers will gain access to the TQUK EPA management suite.

**75% fee paid at gateway in non-refundable as we anticipate that once the apprentice has passed through gateway they will be ready to undertake the end-point assessment elements. If the 75% payable upon gateway is not paid within 30 days of invoice we, as the EPAO, will put a hold on any end-point assessment activities being undertaken and any certification processes.

Training Qualifications UK offers one free re-sit per multiple-choice test where included within a standard. Element assessments re-sits will be charged per assessment and standard

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