Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 5
Start Date:
The length of your apprenticeship may depend on prior knowledge and skills. After clicking to register your interest, the college apprenticeship team will provide you with further information on how to access this route. Please note, this is not a guaranteed application and place on the course.

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Entry requirements
Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result  Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.  For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
Who the course is for

Overview of Role:

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 

For more information on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to fulfil this role, please see: 


Typically 18 months 

What the interview will involve

If you have an employer that is willing to take you on as an apprentice, please provide us with those details so we can contact them.

If you don’t have an employer, all of our current vacancies are available to see and apply for on The College website and on Isle of Wight Jobs. In the meantime, someone from the apprenticeship team will contact you with information on the next steps.

What you will learn


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  


Assessment method 1 - Observation of Leadership    

Assessment method 2 – Professional discussion  

Career Progression:  

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. 


There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.

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