Leader in Adult Care

18 Months
Level 5
Course Overview:


The Leader in Adult Care oversees community or residential-based services and is responsible for implementing a values-based culture, ensuring regulatory compliance, and managing risk. They guide and inspire care teams to make positive differences in the lives of those facing physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological, or intellectual challenges. 

The leader in adult care role includes business development, financial control, and organisational resilience. Leaders in Adult Care exhibit attributes such as care, compassion, courage, communication, competence, and commitment to provide high-quality care and support. They may work in various settings, including nursing homes, domiciliary care, or clinical healthcare, with job titles such as service manager or assistant manager.


Why choose an apprenticeship with ART Skills Centre?

ART Skills Centre is revolutionising the delivery of apprenticeships. Leveraging our extensive experience in providing quality blended learning to all our learners annually, using our unique blended delivery model that prioritises flexibility and efficiency for both apprentices and employers.

Our focus on high-quality learning resources and approach now extends to the apprenticeship sector, ensuring that more individuals receive personalised training and robust career guidance.

At the ART Skills Centre, we are committed to the personal and professional growth of our learners. Our individualised programme of learning is designed to help learners develop as individuals and employees, and to facilitate their progress at every stage of the learning journey.


Entry Requirements:

  • 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
  • Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result


Benefits for Learner(s):

  • Gain a nationally recognized and accredited qualification
  • Earn while learning
  • Access high-quality learning and assessment materials for your employees
  • Receive bespoke support for high-quality “off the job” learning
  • Access support from a qualified assessor / tutor and a Learner Support Advisor (LSA) during scheduled check-ins throughout the apprenticeship


Benefits for Organization(s):

  • Improve staff retention
  • Work in partnership with a reputable training provider
  • See rapid improvements in employee performance, productivity, and behaviours that will benefit your organisation


The following is a list of summarised topics and sub-contents (but not limited to) that a Leader in Adult Care must know and understand upon completion of this programme:


  • Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Ensuring compliance with statutory frameworks, standards, and guidance for safe service delivery through risk management and adherence to policies and procedures
    • Applying principles of change management, risk assessment, and outcome-based practice to improve performance and maintain quality standards


  • Dignity and Human Rights:
    • Understanding legislation and policy initiatives that promote diversity, equality and inclusion in the services they lead


  • Communication:
    • Adhering to legal and ethical frameworks related to confidentiality and information sharing
    • Applying a range of tools and strategies, including technology, to enhance communication


  • Safeguarding:
    • Understanding legislation and national and local solutions for safeguarding adults and children, including reporting requirements
    • Creating a culture that supports whistleblowing within the organisation


  • Health and Wellbeing:
    • Applying models for monitoring, reporting and responding to changes in health and wellbeing


  • Professional Development:
    • Applying principles of professional development, setting goals and accessing opportunities
    • Creating a culture that values learning, reflective and evidence-based practice, and implementing professional development systems


  • Leadership:
    • Applying theories of management and leadership to adult care
    • Fostering effective team performance.


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The following is a list of summarised  topics and sub-contents (but not limited to) that a Leader in Adult Care must be able to do upon completion of this programme:


  • Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Ensuring compliance with regulations and policies by developing and applying systems
    • Managing and supporting quality service delivery through risk management, person-centred work, co-production, and efficient resource management


  • Dignity and Human Rights:
    • Leading implementation of practices that champion dignity and respect diversity, inclusion, and fairness
    • Fostering a culture that values courage in challenging cultural and belief systems


  • Communication:
    • Implementing clear and concise record-keeping and report-writing processes to preserve confidentiality
    • Translating policies and guidance into understandable information for various audiences


  • Safeguarding:
    • Training and supporting colleagues to recognize and respond to potential abuse and unsafe practices
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of safeguarding policies, systems, and processes


  • Health and Wellbeing:
    • Implementing policies, procedures, and practices for managing health, safety, and risk to comply with legislation, standards, and guidance
    • Creating a culture that values health and wellbeing and evaluating and improving related policies and practices in the service


  • Professional Development:
    • Applying research and evidence-based practice
    • Disseminating current drivers in the adult care landscape
    • Embedding systems to improve performance through supervision, reflective practice, and learning and development opportunities


  • Leadership:
    • Modelling a values-based culture and recognizing the impact of own behaviour on others
    • Creating a supportive culture that values initiative and innovation and recognizes the skills of all within the service
    • Adopting a team approach and leading as needed.


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The following is a list of summarised topics and sub-contents (but not limited to) on how a Leader in Adult Care must behave or demonstrate upon completion of this programme:


  • Care:
    • Consistently and sufficiently caring about individuals to make a positive difference in their lives


  • Compassion:
    • Delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, empathy, and respect


  • Courage:
    • Doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk


  • Communication:
    • Using good communication as the central part of successful caring relationships and effective team working


  • Competence:
    • Applying knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care and support


  • Commitment:
    • improving the experience of people who need care and support by ensuring it is person-centred


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