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Lead Practitioner in Adult Care — Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Apprenticeship outline

If you want to provide high-quality and compassionate specialist health and social care for a range of people then this apprenticeship maybe for you.

You will complete a Level 4 Diploma covering a range of units to help develop and strengthen knowledge and understanding in management. There are also optional units so you can work towards understanding in your area.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location Workplace

100% Employer Based

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.


Lead Practitioner in Adult Care - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)


Minimum of 18 months depending on experience.

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) including Maths at Grade 9 - 6 (A - B), English and Science or their equivalent. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to have achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

You will also need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Teaching & assessment

This qualification is assessed in the workplace. The delivery will be a mixture of face-to-face and on-line. Observations in the workplace with an on-line portfolio. End point assessment includes an observation and a professional discussion.


Apprentices normally progress to the Level 5 Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship, once they have stepped up into a management position.