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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 5 Leader in Adult Care

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Course Description

Job roles include: Registered, assistant, deputy, unit or service manager

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the 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, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing community or residential based services. This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

Qualifications

Level 5 Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications.

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of the apprenticeship (Unless already achieved A-C, 4-9 GCSE or equivalent English & maths).

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Details

THE LEADER IN ADULT CARE APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP A RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS INCLUDING:

Understanding the systems and processes needed to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures including health and safety and risk management

Know the theories of management and leadership and their application to adult care

Understand the elements needed to create a culture that values learning, professional development, reflective practice and evidence based practice

Can lead and support others to work in a person centred way and to ensure active participation which enhances the well-being and quality of life of individuals

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of organisational policies, systems and processes for safeguarding

Adopt a team approach, recognising contributions of team members and able to lead a team where required

Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk

Progression

On completion of this standard, apprentices can progress into a wide range of employment opportunities or further education.

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