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Leadership for Health and Social Care - Higher Apprenticeship - Level 5


Obtaining this qualification will show that you have the skills needed to keep a care-provision organisation running smoothly.

This two year qualification gives you the opportunity to build both your managerial and care skills, allowing you to help more people. It also fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of adult residential and domiciliary services.

This qualification is aimed at those already working in health and social care as an assistant or deputy manager or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

This qualification will guide and assess development of knowledge, understanding and skills in management practice, within health and social care and services. This is the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements for the sector in England. 

What will I study?

There are three pathways to choose from to gain this qualification:

  • Adults Residential Management
  • Adults Management
  • Adults Advanced Practice

Entry requirements

You will be required to be working at Level 2 ability in both literacy and numeracy.

This qualification is for those already working in health and social care in a management role or with management responsibilities.

Ideally you will have at least six months' management experience in your current role or a combination of current and past experience to enable you to produce the evidence required.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

Two years

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is conducted in the workplace through observation of your duties and a range of other methods which include: witness statements, reflective accounts, professional discussions and work products.

The evidence produced will be collated in an online e-portfolio to show you have met the required standards.

What does the course lead to?

This course will provide you with knowledge, understanding and professional skills that you can take with you as you move within the different care services.

The qualification will also support you if you pursue a career in nursing or any other specialist care areas.


How do I apply?

For more information contact us on 0808 100 3626 or email:

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