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.
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.
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.
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.