Health & Social Care Level 5 Apprenticeship - Leader in Adult Care

A nationally recognised and flexible qualification from City & Guilds that enables candidates to gain a qualification that relates directly to their management role within the care organisation. This valuable qualification recognises the skills of leadership and management in Children's and Adults' Health & Social Care Services. This includes residential care homes, managers working with clients in residential, learning or physical disability homes and supported or assisted living housing, or residential children's homes.

  • Course Information
    • Validated By
      City & Guilds
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 5
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      24 months
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  • Overview

    You will work towards a Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship standard consisting of:

    • Skills, knowledge & behaviour
    • Level 5 Occupational Diploma
    • Care Certificate
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need 5 x GCSE A*-C/Grade 9-4 which must include GCSE English and maths at Grade A*-C/Grade 9-4 or equivalent.

    Please note that employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those listed and should therefore be treated as the minimum entry criteria.

    However, if you do not currently meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship you wish to apply for, you may also be considered based on related subject qualifications and/or life/work experience or upon successfully achieving the required Basic and Key Skill Builder (BKSB) results.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence containing examples of work-based evidence, observations and written work. Each candidate will be allocated a qualified work-based assessor who will assess the candidate’s practical skills and competence in the workplace. It is a requirement of the award that the manager is directly observed in the workplace.

  • Progression Pathway

    This apprenticeship will enable you to begin a career in this sector or progress
    on to study a Higher/Degree Level Apprenticeship.

  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

    You must be prepared to comply with the vetting procedures for those working with children and young people as required by current legislation (ie undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check). A charge of £44* for processing DBS applications will be made; this fee must be paid in addition to all other course related fees. If you are eligible for fee remission, there will be no DBS charge. If you are an Apprentice, this will be organised by your employer.   *Price correct at January 2020.

  • Attendance & Support

    Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an Apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at College and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.

    Runshaw Apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our Apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.

    It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college and work place sessions to ensure learners remain on target.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.