Leader in Adult Care Level 5

Who is the Apprenticeship for?

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.

You will learn to be responsible for creating a supportive culture that values initiative and innovation and recognises the variety of skills of all team members within the service. You will ensure that the policies and procedures required to ensure the well-being and quality of life of the service users are followed and the values of your business are adopted by all team members.

The Apprenticeship Programme

All apprenticeship standards have their own criteria for the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will be developed over the apprenticeship programme.




Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are

Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.


Elysium Training is committed to providing dedicated support that adds value to career progression. 

End Point Assessment

To achieve final certification, the Apprentice must have an appropriate place, with internet access, to undertake the End-Point Assessment (EPA).

The EPA consists of three distinct components:


The duration of the Level 5 Leader in Adult Care will typically be 18 months.

The minimum duration on programme before an apprentice can take the end-point assessment is 12 months.

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