Leader in Adult Care Level 5

Duration: 24 Months

This qualification is suitable for learners already within a management role in adult care who manage teams and/or projects, and achieve operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy. It could also be suitable for those having the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable management and leadership skills who are accountable to a senior manager or business owner.

The duration of this course is typically 21 months. End Point Assessment (EPA) duration is 3 months (24 months in total)

Course details

The new qualification has been designed to support the on programme element of the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship standard in England and covers the knowledge and skills required to work in adult care in a leadership role in a range of settings. Once the Institute for Apprenticeships publish the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship standard, this qualification as become mandatory for apprentices working towards the standard.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care qualification contains units which are competence based and some knowledge based units.

The qualification is structured in a way which means that all learners will have to complete a group of 20 mandatory units, the content of which is appropriate across many leadership roles in adult care.

In addition there is a range of optional units to support areas of specialism, including:

  • Learning disability services
  • End of life Care
  • Clinical Skills
  • Residential Care
  • Domiciliary Care
  • End of life care support
  • Management skills
  • Study Skills
  • Career Future
    • Adults’ Residential Manager
    • Adults’ (non-residential) Manager
    • Adults’ Advanced Practitioner
    Additional Information
    How is this Apprenticeship delivered?
    Entry Requirements
  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, it is essential that you are employed as a Manager or Assistant Manager in a care setting.

  • To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout your course to aid your learning
  • Be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
  • Leader in Adult Care Level 5