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General Adult Social Care - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

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Apprenticeship outline

The course consists of the following:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

3 specific qualification pathways:

  • Residential manager
  • Non-residential manager
  • Advanced practice

Mandatory Units - for all pathways

  • Use and develop systems that promote communication
  • Understand professional management and leadership in health & social care
  • Promote professional development
  • Champion equality, diversity and inclusions
  • Develop health & safety and risk management policies procedures and practices in health & social care settings
  • Work in partnership in health & social care settings

Management Core Units:

  • Manage health & social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
  • Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
  • Lead and manage group living for adults
  • Understanding safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector
  • Lead person centred practice
  • Lead and manage a team within a health & social care setting
  • Develop professional supervision practice in health & social care settings
  • Assess the individual in a health & social care setting

Optional Units:

  • Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints
  • Recruitment and selection within health & social care settings
  • Facilitate the development of effective group practice in health & social care settings
  • Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health & social care settings
  • Manage induction in health & social care settings
  • Facilitate change in health & social care settings
  • Manage an interprofessional team in health & social care settings
  • Manage finance within own area of responsibility in health & social care settings
  • Manage quality in health & social care settings
  • Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
  • Manage physical resources
  • Understand partnership working
  • Understand how to manage a team
  • Understanding professional supervision practice
  • Understand the process and experience of dementia
  • Understand physical disability
  • Understand Sensory loss
  • Manage domiciliary services
  • Lead the management of transitions
  • Undertake a research project within services for health & social
  • Lead active support
  • Support individual at the end of life
  • Support the use of assistive technology
  • Explore models of disability
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy
  • Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This comprises of 80 credits in total Units to be discussed with assessor and selected for the appropriate job role

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location Maid Marian Way Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6AB

Day Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.


Care Leadership and Management - General Adult Social Care - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)


18 - 20 months

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

Students must have ALL of the following:

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Not be in full-time education or on any other training programme
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years
  • Students will be expected to have a contract to work a minimum of 30 hours per week in a professional setting or environment in a managerial, senior, or supervisory role. This must be paid employment. However, you can still apply for this course if you are actively seeking employment, but this must be in place before you can commence the training

As there may be different entry requirements for apprenticeships, depending on the occupational sector, all students are required to have an initial assessment test


Employment as a:

  • Care manager
  • Day services manager
  • Senior support worker
  • Advanced practitioner
  • Team Leader

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