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, assistant, deputy, 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, Well-led, CPD modules for managers plus many more.
From caring comes courage.