Level 5

Leader in Adult Care

Reference Number: ST0008

Details of standard and occupational profile:

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. A successful apprentice will have met all the requirements. 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.

Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. The role of Leader in Adult Care in this standard also covers Personal Assistants who operate in a management role but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services.

Typical job titles include registered, assistant, deputy, unit or service manager.

Facts

QANTBC
TypeEnd-point Assessment
Level5
Product CodeL5EPALAC
Duration of Apprenticeship18 months (this does not include EPA)
EPA Components1. Observation of leadership
2. Professional discussion

Before going forward for End-point Assessment, the apprentice must:

  • Achieve Level 2 English and Maths (or valid alternatives, if not already held )
  • Achieve Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care
  • Must have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the relevant role the apprentice is undertaking as detailed in the assessment plan.

The EPA period should only start once the employer is satisfied that the apprentice is consistently working at or above the level set out in the occupational standard, that is to say they have achieved occupational competence. In making this decision, the employer may take advice from the apprentice’s training provider(s), but the decision must ultimately be made solely by the employer.

Apprentices must not be put forward for their End-point Assessment before they are ready.

Further information can be found at the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) webpage –  https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/leader-in-adult-care-v1-0

Assessment Plan