Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members or colleagues to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

A Lead Practitioner may be a coach and mentor to others, or 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.

Key FactsSubject AreasWhat could this qualification lead to?
  • Taught Blended Workshops
  • Named Assessor
  • Assessment of practice
  • Portfolio of evidence produced
  • Range of assessment methods
  • Dignity and human rights
  • Communication
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Professional development
  • Tasks and responsibilities

This qualification allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 5 Leader in Adult Care.
  • Level 5 Operations or Departmental Manager.


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