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Level 5 Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship

Course Overview

The Skills Network's Leader in Adult Care Level 5 Apprenticeship provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to become a certified management professional. Our course is expertly tailored for leaders to 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. The Apprentice will lead a team, develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level and learn the skills required for financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as managing risks and leading on organisational change.

The Skills Network offers individualised learning to each Apprentice, and heavily involves the employer throughout the course to ensure progress is meaningful. In addition, the curriculum scoping exercise provides an opportunity to review prior learning and completed qualifications, with the aim of personalising Apprenticeships to support and enhance the Apprentices’ progress and progression and therefore add to the businesses success. We have the ability to individualise every Apprentices scheme of work to produce a bespoke delivery plan tailored around the individual's need by incorporating content from our e-learning catalogue giving a more enhanced Apprenticeship and experience for the Apprentice.

Prior attainment is carefully considered from the start to ensure time on programme is maximised. The Skills Network offers a strong IAG to ensure that each Apprentice understands the context of their learning, the assessment methodology and that their future career progression is carefully mapped into their journey.


This Apprenticeship is designed for employees that manage teams, projects or departments. They are responsible for achieving clearly defined outcomes that are part of their organisation’s strategy and are keen to nurture their existing talents and a natural flair for leadership.

These individuals will be focused on high achievers that understand how to use management techniques to motivate and inspire their team and beyond. It is also suitable for independent business owners. Individual employers may set any entry requirements which may include:

  • It is desirable that candidates would have achieved a level 2 in Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above) prior to commencing their Apprenticeship training. For those Apprentices who are yet to achieve a level 2 in Maths and English will have the opportunity to complete these qualifications during their Apprenticeship. However, a level 2 must be achieved in these areas before they qualify for entry to their end-point assessment.
  • Key Information

    Course Length
    12 to 18 Months

    Course Level
    Level 5

    Awarding Body
    (E-certificates upon achievement)

    Learning Method
    Workplace (direct delivery)

    For Individuals


  • Apprentices will gain a nationally recognised and accredited qualification

  • Improve staff retention

  • Work in partnership with a nationally recognised training provider

  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials

  • Bespoke support to ensure Apprentices access high quality ‘off the job’ learning

  • See rapid improvements in employees' performance, productivity and behaviours that will benefit your organisation

  • Employees have access to unlimited support from a qualified trainer and a Learner Support Advisor (LSA) throughout their apprenticeship

  • Cost and Funding Information

    Study this course

    During the duration of the Apprenticeship, all staff will develop a range of new knowledge, skills and behaviours which will add significant value to each Apprentices overall learning, progress and development. Examples include:


  • Principles of risk management, assessment and outcome-based practice

  • Principles and underpinning theories of change management including approaches, tools and techniques that support the change process

  • Legislative and regulatory frameworks which inform quality standards

  • Skills:

  • Manage all resources in delivering complex care and support efficiently and effectively

  • Develop and implement organisational processes to ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely and to keep

  • Develop and implement organisational processes to ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely and to keep

  • Behaviours:

  • Show a well-developed sense of their own behaviour and impact on others modelling a values-based culture

  • Create a supportive culture that values initiative and innovation and recognises the variety of skills of all within the service, both workers and individuals supported

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

  • For Businesses

    With our combination of market-leading learning resources, exceptional customer service and award-winning LMS solutions, we are confident we can assist with your education and training delivery needs.

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    For Apprenticeships

    Our Apprenticeship programmes focus on improving business productivity and staff retention, while creating an efficient and skilled workforce. We can supply learning materials to support with the delivery of Apprenticeship standards.

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