Update on the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship
The eagerly awaited Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship is now close to being available for employers to use in the workplace. This is subject to the Minister signing off the agreed funding band of £7,000 in early November. It’s suitable for those with responsibility for managing community or residential based services or for aspiring managers and those working in deputy or assistant manager roles
As well as demonstrating they’re competent in the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the standard, the apprentice must successfully complete the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. Level 2 English and maths is also required if not already achieved. Apprentices are then assessed at the end by an independent organisation and given a final grade.
Funding for the standard is available through the government levy system. Additional funding can also be accessed from the Workforce Development Fund for the successful completion of the diploma.
Once the funding band has been signed off by the Minister, End-point Assessment Organisations (EPAO) must apply and be accepted to assess the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship. When there is at least one accepted EPAO, the apprenticeship will be available for employers to use.
For more information on apprenticeships in adult social care visit the Skills for Care website.