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Care Leadership & Management Higher Apprenticeship Level 5

This qualification is for those working as Adults’ Residential Managers, Adults’ Managers and Adults' Advanced Practitioners in adult social care or as a manager of specialist adult social care services. This framework has been developed by Skills for Care based on the input of employers in the adult social care sector. This is the General Adult Social Care pathway and is not suitable for people working in the Health Service or Children and Young People's Services.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry conditions for this framework. Individuals about to undertake this framework must, however, work in job roles which are appropriate for the framework and which will allow them to gather the evidence necessary for the qualifications and components which form a part of the framework.

Course content

Group A – Generic mandatory units

  • Use and develop systems that promote communication
  • Promote professional development 4
  • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

Plus a choice of optional units which the assessor will discuss with each learner.

Assessment methods

Portfolio of evidence to include observations, reflective accounts, professional discussion, Q&A, RPL, research project and other methods.

Further study and career options

Learners may progress from this pathway onto further qualifications specific to their work context. A wide range of qualifications are available for use within the social care sector. Apprentices can also move to other parts of the sector, for example from adults’ advanced practice to adults’ residential management. They can also move to the Children and Young People’s Workforce sector or the Health sector, completing additional sector and job-relevant units available on the diploma. They may also seek recognition of their prior learning in the QCF to achieve entry, credit transfer or advanced standing for a higher education qualification at a University.

Course information & how to book

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291000.

Start DateFeesLocationCourse Code
Flexible Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Cauldwell Street W427

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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