Health and Social Care Apprenticeships
Leader in Adult Care
Posted: 3rd Mar, 2023
Duration: 21 Months
Sector: Health and Social Care
A 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.
The Apprentice will need to complete the following to gain apprenticeship certification:Tasks and responsibilities
- Develop and apply systems and processes needed to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures
Implement strategies to support others to manage the risks presented when balancing individual rights and professional duty of care
- Develop and apply systems and processes that monitor and sustain quality of the service, including assessments, care plans and service delivery
- Lead and support others to work in a person centred way and to ensure active participation which enhances the well-being and quality of life of individuals
- Encourage and enable both staff and people who access care and support to be involved in the co-production of how the service operates
- Manage all resources in delivering complex care and support efficiently and effectively
Dignity and human rights
- Develop and lead implementation of organisational practices to create and sustain a culture that actively champions dignity and respects diversity, inclusion and fairness in the workplace
- Develop and lead a culture that values courage in working in ways that may challenge workers’ own cultural and belief systems
- Develop and implement organisational processes to ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely and to keep information safe and preserve confidentiality
- Translate policy and guidance into understandable information for a range of audiences including people who access care and support, carers and families and other colleagues
- Implement systems to train and support work colleagues to enable them to recognise and respond to potential signs of abuse and or unsafe practices, following organisational policies and procedures
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of organisational policies, systems and processes for safeguarding
Health and wellbeing
- Lead the implementation of policies, procedures and practices to manage health, safety and risk to individuals and others in health and social care to ensure compliance with legislation, standards and guidance
- Implement health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices to create a culture that values health and well-being in the organisation
- Monitor, evaluate and improve health, safety and risk management policies and practices in the service
- Apply evaluated research and evidence-based practice in own setting
- Take initiative to research and disseminate current drivers in the adult care landscape
- Embed systems to improve performance of self and/or work colleagues through supervision, reflective practice and learning and development opportunities
- Show a well-developed sense of their own behaviour and impact on others modelling a values-based culture
- Create a supportive culture that values initiative and innovation and recognises the variety of skills of all within the service, both workers and individuals supported
- Adopt a team approach, recognising contributions of team members and able to lead a team where required
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours modules:
Learners will gain knowledge in relevant topics and completing a portfolio to document and reflect on their development. This knowledge will be transferred to the workplace for further on and off-the-job learning.
Functional Skills in Maths and English:
These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.
Leader in Adult Care
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.
End Point Assessment:
The End-Point Assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship.
The EPA must be completed over a maximum total assessment time of two days, within
a three month period, after the apprentice has met the EPA gateway requirements.
The EPA consists of two distinct assessment methods, Observation of leadership & Professional discussion.
Following enrolment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include self-directed learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.
The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development but the course should usually take 18 to 21 months.
Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Apprentice may progress onto further qualifications that are specific to their sector within the care industry.
- Registered Adult Care Manager
- Deputy Adult Care Manager
- Service Manager
SBC Training has access to government funding and grants for this apprenticeship.
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