Level 5 Leader Adult Care

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences in someone’s life when they’re facing physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological, or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of a 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, organizational resilience, and continuity, as well as for managing risk and leading on organizational change. They have a responsibility to make sure the service is safe, effective, caring, well-led, and responsive to people’s needs. They may be a registered manager, deputy manager, or assistant manager of service or unit. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given, and also the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations. Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centers, a person’s own home, or some clinical healthcare settings.

The role of Leader in Adult Care in this standard also covers Personal Assistants who work in a management role, but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or cares services

The apprenticeship standard is made up of:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care Qualification
  • A Portfolio of Evidence covering the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) of the Early Years Educator Standards
  • English and maths at Level 2

12 – 24 Months

Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles

Qualification delivery is in the workplace or a suitable venue agreed with both the learner and employer, this will where possible be delivered via face-to-face visits, or if not possible training will be via an online portal.
The Leader in adult care worker standard includes knowledge and skills as follows;
• Tasks and responsibilities
• Dignity and Human Rights
• Communication
• Safeguarding
• Health and Well-being
• Professional Development
• Leadership
Personal attributes and behaviors expected are defined within the 6 C’s; Care, Compassion, Courage, Communication, Competence, and Commitment

The diploma includes 13 mandatory units;
1. Leadership and Management
2. Team Leadership
3. Resource Management
4. Governance of adult care
5. Regulatory processes for adult care
6. Safeguarding and protection
7. Health and safety
8. Risk-taking and risk management
9. Managing concerns and complaints
10. Manage self
11. Decision making
12. Entrepreneurial skills
13. Innovation and change
plus a choice of optional units.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. Knowledge-based outcomes can be assessed using non–mandatory assessment tasks provided for tutors’ convenience in the qualification specification. Skills-based outcomes must be achieved with reference to a real work environment and must include direct observation within the workplace.

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours (KSB’S) competency is assessed through End Point Assessment (EPA) which consists of a Portfolio of Evidence, Questions & Professional Discussion and be graded as Pass, Merit, or Distinction.

Levy employers – paid from digital account
Non-levy employers – 95% funding, 5% contribution required

On successful achievement of the apprenticeship, learners will progress to a degree in a related discipline.