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Level 5 Leader in Adult Care

Level 5 Leader in Adult Care

Leading the care service and managing teams of carers to look after adults with care needs.

Duration: Typically 18 months

Qualification: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Typical job titles include: Registered manager, assistant manager, deputy manager, unit or service manager.

Details of standards

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.  

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.


Individuals achieving this qualification can choose to progress onto further or higher education to study towards a diploma or degree in their chosen subject or specialism.

We are an endorsed Skills for Care provider and we offer Leadership and Management Courses such as Lead to Succeed Programme, Well-led Programme and CPD modules for managers plus many more.

From caring comes courage.

Lao Tzu

For more information about the Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship, please contact us on 01275 627 655 or email info@bcelearn.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

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