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

Overview of the Course

This apprenticeship is to equip those working in a managerial position to develop their knowledge and understanding of all aspects of their role.  This will include building their knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements, partnership working, the theories and models of leadership and management and how these link with their own roles and how to ensure that they care provided by their work setting meets all regulatory and person-centred requirements.


Apprentices are expected to complete mandatory units that have been specified by Skills for Care and a selection of optional units that are dependant on their work setting.  Together these units will assist them in developing a full understanding of their role and meet the minimum qualification requirements of CQC for managing a care setting.


Key Units/Learning Aims


  • Leadership and management roles and responsibilities
  • Governance and quality assurance
  • Working with others
  • Person-centred practice for positive outcomes
  • Professional development, supervision and performance management
  • Safe ways of working, protection and risk
  • Managing and developing self
  • Vision and strategy

What are the entry requirements?

Relevant qualifications and/or an initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement. Specific entry requirements may be applicable based on employer requirements. Apprentices must be a minimum of 19 years of age and working within a managerial position in Adult Social Care


Apprentices could progress to a variety of management roles in Adult Care or to Further or Higher Education

Course Duration

24 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.


Development of the job role competencies and skills and behaviours can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice in their development of Leadership and management for Adult Care knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.

For the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, the Learning and Skills Coach will visit on a regular basis to support with developing the electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for the completion of the qualifications and the end point assessment.  Assessment of the apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:


·         Observations

·         Professional discussions

·         Question and answer sessions

·         Witness testimonies

·         Reviews

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