Leader in Adult Care

Leader in adult Care

This apprenticeship is ideal for managers or future managers working in the adult care sector. It has been designed to enhance skills and knowledge so that care leaders can deliver person-centred support to our most vulnerable citizens.

The programme aims to increase the technical understanding and the practical abilities of those who have responsibility to ensure the most vulnerable adults receive excellent quality of care and support. We’ll help to develop a range of skills that can be used in your setting, including improving CQC assessment ratings.

The programme will benefit those working in a wide range of settings such as nursing homes, clinical healthcare, domiciliary care, day centres and support services.

Our highly skilled and occupationally competent trainers will help you to take the next step in your career, give you the skills you need to be a successful leader and help you improve the setting where you work.

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Leader in Adult Care


18 Months


About the programme

The Leader in Adult Care is a 18 month programme delivered throughout the year with 15 months of practical learning delivered on a 1-2-1 basis and then 3 months for completing End Point Assessment.

The apprenticeship aims to increase your knowledge, skills and behaviours to improve communication, delegation and leadership as a manager or future manager.

We will help you to become more confident, support you to become more innovative and ensure that you are able to make positive changes in the setting where you work that benefits both you and the organisation.

Our flexible start dates means that you can start the programme when it meets your needs, rather than waiting for a particular time in the year.
A team of experienced expert trainers will help support and develop your knowledge and understanding so that you’re able to successfully complete the apprenticeship and progress in your career.

A dedicated trainer will be on hand to help you every step of the way ensuring you benefit from a variety of learning opportunities that are relevant to what you do and will be doing as you progress in the sector.

Is the apprenticeship for you?

If you’re a leader or manager of a care team, responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk or leading on organisational change this could be the programme for you.

Typical job titles and job roles suitable for the programme include: registered, assistant, deputy, unit or service manager.

This is a technical and specific programme designed to help you to be able to guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

The apprenticeship will help you to reflect on and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in the workplace to make improvements. Our experienced trainers will help you to develop the skills and know-how to improve the CQC rating of the setting.

Apprentices are provided with an opportunity to showcase the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed through the End Point Assessment. You will be prepared to identify and change something to improve the organisation.

Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop a wide range of skills to set you up for a successful career in the sector and also gain the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. This is a qualification that the CQC expect all Managers to have or to be working towards.

Key learning topics covered during the apprenticeship include:

• management theories
• governance and regulatory processes
• strategies to support others
• quality & quality improvement
• partnership working including better networking in the local area

If you don’t have Level 2 English and Maths already, we’ll help you to achieve this before reaching End Point Assessment. Our team of highly skilled specialist English and Maths Tutors can provide additional support if needed.

How you’ll learn

We have designed a flexible programme which is typically delivered on a 1-2-1 basis and includes:

• Assessment and induction
• Face-to-face sessions (or remote delivery)
• Regular 1-2-1 support (face to face and/or remote)
• Assignments
• Observations
• Ongoing mentoring, coaching and support (including information, advice and guidance)
• Specialist English and/or Maths support (if needed)
• End Point Assessment preparation and support, including Gateway Readiness Check and mock tests

You will also record and track your learning progress through the OneFile e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device.

Get in touch today with one of our team to learn more and see how we can help you take the next step in your career.

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