Learners who undertake the Level 5 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. Learners 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.
Learners will have the 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. Learners 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.
These are personal attributes and behaviours expected from a Leader in Adult Care carrying out their roles. Individuals should be caring, compassionate, committed and demonstrate effective communication skills in the workplace.
Learners without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking their End Point Assessment.
End Point Assessment Process
The Level 5 Leader in Adult Care qualification consists of two discrete assessment methods:
- Observation of leadership
- Professional discussion
The performance in the Learners End Point Assessment will determine their overall apprenticeship standard and grade.