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Overview of apprenticeship

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.

A Higher Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience while being paid to do so. Along with functional and personal skills that are needed for your immediate job and future career you will learn through a mix of project based learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

Learners must be working in one of the following roles:

  • Registered Managers
  • Managers
  • Assistant managers
  • Deputy managers 

Within one of the following Adult Care services:

  • Social services
  • Residential services for older people and people with disabilities.
  • Domiciliary care services
  • Day services
  • Respite services
  • Supported living
  • Community based services
  • Drug & Alcohol services

Delivery Plan and Assessment

In total, learners have to spend 20% of their time on programme completing Off-The-Job training, this includes their day release, and any shadow shifts. Apprentices will be supported by 1:1 meetings in the workplace by their dedicated Programme Tutor. Additional learning resources and information will be made available online to ensure a fully blended learning experience. All learners will be required to attend taught sessions to be delivered either in workplace or a WSC location throughout the year.

Learners will be required to complete an End Point Assessment at the end of their learning.

Where will this course take me?

As well as ensuring full competence as a Leader in Adult Care, this apprenticeship provides a foundation for potential progression as a manager/registered manager &  further Apprenticeships in Social Work, Foundation Degree Programmes and, Teaching and Learning and Assessment qualifications.

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