Course Title Care Leadership and Management (Adult Social Care) Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship
Level: 5
Code M14-B

Overview of the Course

Adult Social Care plays an important part in our society, and this higher apprenticeship will equip you to progress into a more senior role in this worthwhile profession. This qualification is suitable for those working in adult social care who have a managerial or business development role or are looking to develop in this area. This higher apprenticeship includes mandatory units and a range of optional knowledge and competence units. These will be chosen in discussion between yourself, your employer and your tutor. There are three pathways to choose from: Residential Services, Management or Advanced Practice. Mandatory units: Using and developing systems that promote communication, Promoting professional development, Developing health and safety and risk management policies, Working in partnership in health and social care, Understanding professional management and leadership, Understanding professional supervision practice, Undertaking a research project within services for health and social care. Optional units include: Recruitment and selection, Safeguarding vulnerable adults, Leading and managing practice in dementia care, Supporting individuals with multiple conditions. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

A Level 3 qualification e.g. A Levels, Advanced Apprenticeship, BTEC or Access to Higher Education.


Higher qualification.

Course Duration

20 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


Assessments are conducted in the workplace through observation of the duties carried out and a range of other methods; including witness statements, professional discussions and reflective accounts, written reports and computer based assignments. The qualification is flexible to meet the needs of the job, however home study and research will be required for assignments.

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