Apprentice Lifestyle Co-ordinator THE OAKLEA TRUST

This is a fantastic opportunity to earn as you learn, gaining valuable experience working in an established organisation which will provide you with a great start to your career in Social Care. The Apprenticeship will last for two years, you will work 35 hours per week which will include one day per week at college, undertaking theory work.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Onboarding payment of £500 paid after 6 months of employment. Health care cash plan and access to employee assistance programme.

  • Working week

    7 day working pattern with days off in betweeen. This includes 20% off the job training.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • General housekeeping e.g. cooking, shopping, domestic duties etc, and helping customers to maintain all aspects of their domestic lives.
  • Providing help with aspects of personal care.
  • Assisting customers in the administration of medication if required.
  • Facilitating socialisation and participation in community activities.
  • Monitoring and recording of achievement of goals and outcomes on customer support notes.
  • Liaising with customers, families, friends, advocates, external agencies and the management team to provide a consistent approach that meets the individual needs of each customer.
  • Supporting customers when raising issues or complaints.
  • Signposting customers to relevant agencies/organisations.
  • Empathising and actively listening in a sensitive manner accessing appropriate additional support where necessary.
  • Supporting customers to access appropriate health care provision enabling them to make an informed choice regarding any prescribed treatment, seeking advice where necessary.
  • Creating opportunities for customers to develop, establish and maintain personal relationships and social networks, which encourage greater participation and integration in their chosen communities.

The training you will be getting

  • Lead adult care worker (level 3) apprenticeship standard
  • Equivalent to A level
  • Typical duration 18 months
  • Training will take place at Furness College
  • Training will be 1 day per week (during term time)
  • This could also include attending meetings, attending internal training, coaching and mentoring
  • Apprentices will be given the opportunity to join Oaklea as a permanent employee following completion of the qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A permanent position of Lifestyle Co-ordinator to be offered on completion of apprenticeship
  • Oaklea will support the candidate onto a (fully funded) Level 3 Health and Social Care diploma

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The candidate needs to be flexible in working between an Adult Care property and various Supported Living projects in the county (travel expenses will be paid). The successful applicant will be expected to undertake sleep in shifts and waking nights (where applicable) as they progress through their apprenticeship. Full support and training provided

About the employer

The Oaklea Trust is a non profit charity based in the North West and North East of the UK supporting vulnerable adults within the own home and also in the community.




Yealand Drive


LA12 9JB



01539 7350205

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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