Leader in Adult Care
Level 5

Leader in Adult Care – Level 5

This brilliant apprenticeship is for the managers or future managers 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 for ensuring that adults receive an excellent quality of care and support. We’ll help to develop a range of skills that can be used in individual settings, including improving CQC assessment ratings.

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

Our highly skilled and occupational competent trainers support each apprentice to be a successful leader and help to improve the setting.

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in Adult Care


15 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 the knowledge, skills and behaviours to improve communication, delegation and leadership as a manager or future manager.

We help apprentices to become more confident, support the development of more innovative thinking and ensure that positive changes and actions can be achieved to benefit the organisation.

Our flexible start dates means that apprentices can start the programme when it meets your needs, rather than waiting for a particular time in the year.
We have a team of experienced expert trainers to help support and develop the required knowledge and understanding to successfully complete the apprenticeship and progress.

A dedicated trainer is on hand to help every step of the way and providing a variety of learning opportunities that are relevant to the setting and role.

Is the apprenticeship right for your business?

The programme is aimed at leaders or managers 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.

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.

This is a technical and specific programme designed to help the apprentice 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 develops knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in the workplace to make improvements. Our experienced trainers will help 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. Apprentices are required to identify and change something to improve the organisation.

What apprentices learn

Apprentices develop a wide range of skills for a successful career in the sector and also gain the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, which 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 apprentices don’t have Level 2 English and Maths already, we’ll help them 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 apprentices will 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

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

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