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Leader in Adult Care Level 5 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: All areas
Female Health & Social care Apprentice

Is it for me?

If you would like to take the next step in your career within the Care Sector and learn how to guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone's life this Apprenticeship is for you.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
Maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE A-C / 4-9 or equivalent). If you don’t have evidence, please contact us to discuss the options available.
Course Length
18 months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable
  • Leader in Adult Care Level 5 Apprenticeship
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care


As a leader of a care team you will take on a range of additional responsibilities which may include business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change. This Higher Apprenticeship will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to lead teams of care workers ensuring the service provided is safe, effective, caring and responsive to people's needs.
What will I learn?

This Apprenticeship will help you gain a deeper understanding of statutory frameworks, standards and Codes of Practice in addition to developing your knowledge of risk management, the theories of change, performance management and tools and strategies to enhance communication including the use of technology. You will also gain the skills you need as a manager to implement strategies to develop systems and processes and leader and support others to work in a person centred way, manage resources and deliver complex care and support.

What is included in the Diploma?

The Level 5 Diploma builds on topics previously covered by the Level 4 Certificate and Manager Induction Standards. It includes additional workplace assessment of competencies to ensure not only knowledge, but proven ability. It includes the following areas:

■ Leadership and management ■ Governance and regulatory processes ■ Communication ■ Relationships and partnership working ■ Person-centred practice for positive outcomes ■ Professional development, supervision and performance management ■ Resources ■ Safeguarding, protection and risk ■ Manage self ■ Decision-making ■ Entrepreneurial skills and innovation.

How will I be assessed?

During your Apprenticeship you will work closely with your Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to successfully complete your Level 5 Diploma and Apprenticeship Standard. On completion of your Apprenticeship you will demonstrate what you have learnt through an observation and professional discussion.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to progress onto a Degree-level Apprenticeship.
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926

Portsmouth Campus: 02392 374752