Care Leadership and Management

Care Leadership & Management Apprenticeship

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Care Leadership & Management Level 5 (Higher) Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship has been developed by Skills for Care and Development to meet the needs of a broad range of leading employers in the sector including the NHS, Age UK and many Local Authorities. The programme is designed to help senior managers fully develop their skills and knowledge and become excellent leaders within their workplace and be recognised as a professional by the wider sector. Employers value this programme as a vital development tool, allowing individuals to obtain skills and recognition for their achievements whist acting as a robust framework around which the development of teams and organisations can be assured.

Topics Covered

This Apprenticeship is designed to ensure social care managers have the knowledge and skills they need to ensure excellent standards of service user care, including technical and personnel management.

Promote good communication

Promote professional development

Champion equality, diversity and inclusion

Developing risk management

Working in partnership

Leading and managing teams

Developing professional supervision

Managing positive outcomes for clients

Understanding and implementing safeguarding

Assessing clients needs

Who Should Take The Course

The Level 5 Diploma in Care Leadership and Management is ideal for anyone working in the following roles: Adult’s Residential Manager. Adult’s (non-residential) Manager and Adult’s Advanced Practitioner.

Entry Requirements

Leaners must hold recognised qualifications in both English and maths, show enthusiasm for working at a high level in the sector, be able to set an excellent example to others and have good communication and interpersonal skills. Individuals must have a suitable level of fitness and hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Furthermore, learners need to be flexible as there may be a requirement to work a shift pattern and organise study time around work and personal commitments. Learners will need to devote at least 3 hours per week to study, research and report writing.

Course Details

This Apprenticeship consists of 3 component parts, 2 of which must be completed before the commencement of the apprenticeship.

Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Services

Level 2 Functional Skills in English (or GCSE equivalent) held on entry

Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths (or GCSE equivalent ) held on entry


You may progress from this apprenticeship onto further qualifications specific to your work context. A wide range of qualifications are available including sector specialisms such as physiotherapy, dementia care or supporting learning difficulties. The qualification can also be used as an entry point to other higher degree courses or masters programmes.

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