Level 5 Apprenticeship in Leader in Adult Care

Adult Care

Leading the care service and managing teams of carers to look after adults with care needs.

Course Content

The Leader in Adult Care will 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. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing a community or residential based services. This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. A successful apprentice will have met all the requirements. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

Course Specifications

Awarding Body NCFE CACHE
Guided Learning Hours 720 GLH, 18-24 months (this does not include EPA period)
Units Apprenticeship Standard including units within qualification.
Credit Value 90
Assessment Method This apprenticeship is assessed by portfolio of evidence, including an End Point Assessment.
Course Delivery Online, Paper-based (Monthyl Workplace Visits)
Entry Rrequirements Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.
Funding £7,000
Progression Opportunities Progress into further Management roles within adult care, or consider further education routes.
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