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Apprenticeship, Level 5

Leader in Adult Care

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire their teams to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are facing physical, social, practical, emotional, intellectual or psychological challenges.

They are the leader of the care team and will work to develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level, as well as being responsible for business development, organisational resilience and managing risk.

A Leader in Adult Care is responsible for managing community or residential based services, as well as ensuring that all service is safe, effective, caring and responsive to the people’s needs.

Job Occupations: Registered Adult Care Manager, Deputy Adult Care Manager, Service Manager

Planned Duration: 21 months (Practical period: 18 months, End Point Assessment period: 3 months)

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. If you are aged 16 or above, are driven to succeed in a particular industry and are willing to commit yourself to training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be the right career move for you.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

  • An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment (Observation of Leadership and Professional Discussion)

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

  • Mathematics up to Level 2
  • English up to Level 2

Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

The apprenticeship is work based, however the apprentice may be required to attend College for functional skills if needed.

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Apprentice may progress onto further qualifications that are specific to their sector within the care industry.

There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Observation of Leadership and Professional Discussion

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