General Adult Social Care

General Adult Social care Level 5 

This apprenticeship programme is designed for those individuals looking to develop their career and move into a more senior role in the care sector. It’s an ideal programme for those interested in being a future leader in adult social care and supporting your succession plans. This Framework has been developed by Skills for Care based on the input of employers in the adult social care sector, so is designed by the sector for the sector.

 General Adult Social Care


12 Months


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About the programme

This is a 12 month level 5 Higher Apprenticeship Framework for those working as Adults’ Residential Managers, Adults’ Managers and Adults’ Advanced Practitioners in Adult Social Care.

Apprentices gain invaluable knowledge that can be applied in your everyday activities to improve the quality of care available and have the opportunity to specialise in different elements of adult social care.

This apprenticeship is available to all those who are currently qualified up to and including degree level (Qualified nurses are eligible!).

The programme is typically aimed at Team Managers, Supervising Care Workers or Service Managers who are already responsible for a service.

Adults’ Residential ManagerManagement of day to day provision in a residential service as an assistant manager, deputy, unit or service manager. May include responsibility as Registered Manager of the Service.

Adults’ (non-residential) ManagerManagement of day to day provision in a service that is not residential (e.g. Domiciliary Care, Day Service). This could be as assistant manager, deputy, unit or service manager. May also include responsibility as Registered Manager of the Service.

Apprentices benefit from:

  • An expert and dedicated sector specialist Trainer providing ongoing training, guidance and support
  • Regular 1-2-1 face to face sessions in the workplace
  • Remote support as and when the apprentices need assistance
  • Progress reviews
  • An e-portfolio, OneFile to record all learning activities. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device
  • Support from English/maths specialists if required

What will apprentices learn?

The apprenticeship programme embeds a research project that apprentices undertake independently, but with the full support of our expert team.

Key learning topics covered during the apprenticeship include:

  • Leadership and management
  • Communication
  • Regulatory environment

    Is the apprenticeship suitable for your business?

    The programme has been designed by our team of care sector experts who have the occupational and industry experience to help apprentices learn and develop whilst delivering provision around the needs of individual settings. We have supported and trained over 6,000 apprentices for the Health & Social Care sector so you can be confident that we have designed a programme that truly supports the sector and one that is underpinned by industry insight.

    The apprenticeship is delivered throughout the year with no fixed start dates so we are able to meet employer and apprentice needs.

    The flexibility in our delivery model, the expertise we can share and the quality of the learning experience your apprentices will receive, means you can be confident that the programme is right for you and your staff.

    Throughout the programme we’ll also regularly meet you and your apprentice to ensure an understanding of progress being made, reporting on development as well as monitoring against the requirements of the programme, including meeting the 20% off the job.



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