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Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

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Overview

End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the final assessment for an apprentice. An apprentice cannot achieve their apprenticeship without passing the End-Point Assessment.


EPA is an opportunity for an apprentice to showcase what they have learnt during their apprenticeship for a Lead Adult Care Worker. This assessment includes a Situational Judgement Test and a Professional Discussion.


The End-Point Assessment for Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 can be carried out remotely or face-to-face.


Gateway

Gateway requirements for a Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 apprentices includes;

  • Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 2 maths and English

  • Evidence of (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure

  • Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 3 Diploma in Care

  • Evidence that 15 standards are complete as a part of the Care Certificate

  • A minimum of two witness testimonies from two service users

  • Completion of self-assessment document

  • Typically, 18 months on programme


Assessment Methods

Situational Judgement Test

The apprentice will have 90 minutes to answer 60 multiple choice questions that will assess the apprentice’s knowledge along with their judgement to carry out the role of Lead Adult Care Worker.


Professional Discussion

Once the apprentice has achieved a minimum Pass for their knowledge test, they will be able to complete their Professional Discussion.


This is a two-way structured discussion between apprentice and the Independent End-Point Assessor. The Professional Discussion gives the apprentice the opportunity to make detailed and proactive contributions to confirm competency across knowledge, skills and behaviours.


The apprentice will be asked 15 questions within 45 minutes.


Results

Results will be communicated within 10 working days of the final assessment.


If an apprentice Fails one or more component, they will be offered the opportunity to re-sit / re-take the component(s). It is then up to the apprentice’s employer how many attempts an apprentice is given.


Where any assessment method must be re-sat or re-taken, the apprentice will be awarded a maximum EPA grade of Pass. Re-sits and re-takes are not offered to an apprentice wishing to move from Pass to a higher grade.

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EPA Pricing.

Remote Delivery: £427.50pp
Face-to-Face Delivery: £475pp

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