Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker

Getting in

We would carry out a welcome meeting with the training provider/Employer to carry out a business needs meeting and agree the cost of the service and contract. There is no need for registration as we are not an awarding organisation.


We would provide you with the support tools and offer a free review of your teaching and learning support tools to ensure they will provide the best chance of passing our End-point assessment. 

Getting on

It's easy. We would carry out the Gateway Meeting, this is normally 3 months before the end point assessment takes place.


Gateway Review of all the necessary evidence that you have uploaded to your client portal.


The training provider compiles a summative portfolio and collates an employer reference for the apprentice.


We will agree the date, time and place for the assessment subject to the IEPA confirming the Evidence is VARCS then the Apprentice, provider and employer agree they are ready for End-Point Assessment (EPA) and sign the gateway application form.

Getting Off

Assessment Window


  • Mock Assessment tools will be provided & will be encouraged to complete.


  • The situational judgement test will present the candidate with a range of real-life scenarios about which the learner will have to answer questions in a multiple choice format (60 questions).

  • The assessment will be undertaken, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied of 90 minutes. Questions will draw from the stated knowledge and skills elements of the standard and focus on the higher order competencies. Material may be drawn from any part of the apprenticeship standard​​

  • A professional discussion will be undertaken with an independent assessor. The discussion will be of no more than 45 minutes duration. Candidates can only apply to undertake the discussion component once the situational judgement test has been achieved. The discussion will draw questions and amplifications from prior learning and experience including, where applicable, the candidate’s self-assessment and supporting evidence including testimony from users of services and a sample of standardised candidate questions asked of every apprentice candidate in the interview.


  • All the necessary documentation Invigilation and declarations must also be uploaded to the client portal.




Once all the evidence has been uploaded to the client portal Including the interview This will be passed to internal verification and the grade confirmed.  ECQN will confirm the final grade to training provider within 5 working days. 

NB: providers have 7 days to appeal the grading.

On Friday each week we will submit a certification claim to the ESFA by 4.00pm anything after this time will be processed the week after.

The ESFA sends the certificate to the employer by post.

Employer issues the certificate to the apprentice.

We aim to have this process completed within 25 working days from starting the assessment to notifying the ESFA.

Subject to a resit/retake 




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The Adult Care Worker’s knowledge must include:

  • Understanding the job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities

  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours

  • The importance of communication

  • How to support individuals to remain safe from harm

  • How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues

  • How to work professionally, including their own professional development

The Adult Care Worker’s skills must include being able to:

  • Undertake the main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role

  • Treat people with respect and dignity and honour their human rights

  • Communicate clearly and responsibly

  • Support individuals to remain safe from harm

  • Champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and for work colleagues

  • Work professionally and seek to develop their own professional development

The Adult Care Worker’s key behaviours are summed up by the “Six Cs”:

  • Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives

  • Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect

  • Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk

  • Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working

  • Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support

  • Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred