Leader in Adult Care Level 5 Apprenticeship

Details | Knowledge, Skills and behaviours | End Point Assessment


Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of adults with care needs?

If so, the Leader in Adult Care Level 5 Apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity for you to develop a rewarding and fulfilling career in the care sector.

As a Leader in Adult Care, you will play a vital role in providing high-quality care and support to adults with a range of needs, including physical, emotional, and social requirements. This apprenticeship program equips you with the essential knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in this important profession.

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will learn to:

Effectively communicate and engage with individuals, empowering them to maintain their independence and lead fulfilling lives.
Develop a deep understanding of person-centred care, ensuring that the needs and preferences of everyone are respected and met with dignity and respect.
Conduct assessments, develop care plans, and implement effective strategies to enhance the overall well-being of those in your care.
Apply your knowledge in real-world settings, working alongside experienced professionals in various care environments.
Refine your skills, build confidence, and develop a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of a Leader in Adult Care.
As an apprentice, you will also receive ongoing support and guidance to progress in your career. You will have access to a range of resources, including workshops, seminars, and professional development opportunities, allowing you to stay up to date with the latest industry standards and best practices.

Upon successful completion of the Leader in Adult Care Level 5 Apprenticeship, you will possess a nationally recognised qualification, opening doors to a wide range of employment opportunities within the care sector. Whether you choose to work in residential care homes, community-based settings, or specialized care facilities, this apprenticeship will provide you with a solid foundation to make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable adults.

Embark on a fulfilling and rewarding career as a Leader in Adult Care. Take the first step towards your future by enrolling in the Level 5 apprenticeship program today. Transform lives and create a positive impact in the care sector.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can become a Leader in Adult Care.

Awarding Body

  • Apply professional judgement, standards and codes of practice relevant to the role
  • Develop and sustain professional relationships with others
  • Identify and access specialist help required to carry out role
  • Lead the specialist assessment of social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical impairments
  • Mentor colleagues to encourage individuals to actively participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Contribute to the implementation of processes to implement and review support plans
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to others for whom they are responsible
  • Apply risk management policies
  • Contribute to the quality assurance of the service provided
  • Implement a culture that actively promotes dignity and respects diversity and inclusion
  • Model high levels of empathy, understanding and compassion
  • Model effective communication skills
  • Identify and address barriers to communication using appropriate resources
  • Apply organisational processes to record, maintain, store and share information
  • Provide meaningful information to support people to make informed choices
  • Apply and support others to adhere to safeguarding procedures
  • Work in partnership with external agencies to respond to safeguarding concerns
  • Apply person centred approaches to promote health and wellbeing
  • Collaborate with external partners to achieve best outcomes in health and wellbeing
  • Evaluate own practice and access identified development opportunities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of own leadership, mentoring and supervision skills and take steps to enhance performance
  • Value individuals to develop effective teams in order to achieve best outcomes
  • Contribute to the development of an effective learning culture
  • Lead robust, values-based recruitment and selection processes
  • Contribute to the induction process by developing the knowledge of individuals within their role
  • Lead and support others in professional development through personal development plans, supervision, reflective practice, research, evidence based practice and access to learning and development opportunities
  • Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions
  • Online delivery with live teaching and catch-ups if you can’t make a session
  • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey
  • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team
  • Easy onboarding and induction process

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  • Duration: 18 Months 
  • Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for the apprenticeship, you must be at least 16 years old and not in full-time education. You will also need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Assessment: Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be assessed on your practical skills and knowledge. The final assessment will take the form of a synoptic assessment, where you will be required to demonstrate that you can carry out the duties of an adult care worker in a simulated work environment.
  • Career prospects: Completing the Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship Level 5 opens a range of promising career prospects in the care sector.
  • Support available:
    • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team,
    • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey,
    • Easy onboarding, and induction process,
    • Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions

Why study with Exalt?


We customise and sculpt programs to precisely align with specific objectives or requirements. We operate with efficiency and professionalism, avoiding unnecessary delays or distractions.



We engage in collaborative partnerships with all relevant stakeholders to achieve shared objectives and consistently go above and beyond expectations. We operate as a cohesive team, fostering mutual respect and dedication towards our common goals.


We strive to customise our offerings to align with the unique requirements of our valued customers and learners, encompassing tailored programs, platforms, schedules, and individual preferences.

Units Covered in the Apprenticeship

A Leader in Adult Care must know and understand:

  • Statutory frameworks, standards, guidance and Codes of Practice which underpin practice in relation to the safe delivery of services.
  • Systems and processes needed to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures including health and safety and risk management.
  • Principles of risk management, assessment, and outcome-based practice.
  • Principles and underpinning theories of change management including approaches, tools and techniques that support the change process.
  • Legislative and regulatory frameworks which inform quality standards.
  • Theories and models that underpin performance and appraisal including disciplinary procedures.
  • Legislation and policy initiatives on the promotion of diversity, equality and inclusion in services they lead.
  • Legal and ethical frameworks in relation to confidentiality and sharing information.
  • Range of tools and strategies to enhance communication including technology.
  • Legislation, national and local solutions for the safeguarding of adults and children including reporting requirements.
  • The elements needed to create a culture that supports whistleblowing in the organisation.
  • Models of monitoring, reporting, and responding to changes in health and wellbeing.
  • Principles of professional development.
  • Goals and aspirations that support own professional development and how to access available opportunities.
  • Elements needed to create a culture that values learning, professional development, reflective practice, and evidence-based practice.
  • Systems and processes necessary to ensure professional development opportunities are identified, planned, sourced, evaluated and recorded for workers.
  • Theories of management and leadership and their application to adult care.
  • Features of effective team performance.

A Leader in Adult Care must be able to:

  • Develop and apply systems and processes needed to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Implement strategies to support others to manage the risks presented when balancing individual rights and professional duty of care.
  • Develop and apply systems and processes that monitor and sustain quality of the service, including assessments, care plans and service delivery.
  • Lead and support others to work in a person-centred way and to ensure active participation which enhances the well-being and quality of life of individuals.
  • Encourage and enable both staff and people who access care and support to be involved in the co-production of how the service operates.
  • Manage all resources in delivering complex care and support efficiently and effectively.
  • Develop and lead implementation of organisational practices to create and sustain a culture that actively champions dignity and respects diversity, inclusion, and fairness in the workplace.
  • Develop and lead a culture that values courage in working in ways that may challenge workers’ own cultural and belief systems.
  • Develop and implement organisational processes to ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely and to keep information safe and preserve confidentiality.
  • Translate policy and guidance into understandable information for a range of audiences including people who access care and support, carers and families and other colleagues.
  • Implement systems to train and support work colleagues to enable them to recognise and respond to potential signs of abuse and or unsafe practices, following organisational policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of organisational policies, systems, and processes for safeguarding.
  • Lead the implementation of policies, procedures, and practices to manage health, safety and risk to individuals and others in health and social care to ensure compliance with legislation, standards, and guidance.
  • Implement health and safety and risk management policies, procedures, and practices to create a culture that values health and well-being in the organisation. 
  • Monitor, evaluate and improve health, safety and risk management policies and practices in the service.
  • Apply evaluated research and evidence-based practice in own setting.
  • Take initiative to research and disseminate current drivers in the adult care landscape.
  • Embed systems to improve performance of self-and/or work colleagues through supervision, reflective practice and learning and development opportunities. 
  • Show a well-developed sense of their own behaviour and impact on others modelling a values-based culture.
  • Create a supportive culture that values initiative and innovation and recognises the variety of skills of all within the service, both workers and individuals supported.
  • Adopt a team approach, recognising contributions of team members and able to lead a team where required.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Situational Judgement Test 

Answered through a multiple-choice exercise (but not necessarily
undertaken as an online or computer-based test).

Professional Discussion

To achieve final certification, the apprentices must have completed and achieved these end-point assessments
in addition to the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate and the Diploma.

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