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Level 5 Leader in Adult Care

Level 5 Leader in Adult Care

Introduction to ELA Adult Learning:

ELA delivers high quality apprenticeships and short courses. We have expertise across a range of education and care settings, such as early years, private and public schools, special needs provisions and residential care settings.

We aspire to support committed and passionate care workers, teachers, support staff, school leadership and administration to achieve their goals. Our team has a huge passion for learning that makes a difference, and not just providing training for training’s sake.


Level 5 Leader in Adult Care:

  • A 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, or intellectual challenges.
  • They 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.
  • They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager..


Relevant settings include:

● Residential or nursing homes
● Domiciliary care
● Day centers
● Clinical healthcare settings

Through this Apprenticeship, the Leader in Adult Care can gain

Recognition of possessing the knowledge, skills and behaviours as set in the apprenticeship standard.
Level 5 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)
Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English (if not already achieved)
Gain an understanding of the regulatory requirements within the sector and how to monitor and implement compliance
Develop the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

What value do we add at ELA?

Flexible and Engaging

Blended delivery models including workplace assessments, virtual coaching, and group workshops

Passion for Well-being

We are passionate about mental health and well-being in the workplace

Customer Service
Collaborative line manager, mentor and employer engagement to enhance learner experience with regular surveys and reporting

We are passionate about mental health and well-being in the workplace

Personal Tutor

A dedicated personal tutor to deliver training, and guide throughout their programme

Learner Centred
Supporting learners’ individual pace and catering to their unique learning styles

Delivery & Assessment

Typical Course Duration

21-24 months

Monthly Workshops

Monthly ‘virtual’ 1-1 tutorials, group workshops and complementary online resources


E-portfolio access to track progress, upload work and communicate with your Tutor

End Point Assessment

Consists of an observation and professional discussions

Specialist Skills Tutor

Additional support from a specialist Functional Skills Tutor (where applicable)

Commitment Required from Learner and Employer

To meet deadlines agreed and set by the Tutor

Access to relevant activities in the workplace

Access to a work-based Mentor and shadowing opportunities

Learner & Employer to attend 8-10 weekly progress reviews

Access to 20% ‘Off the Job Training’ Time

Attendance at monthly 1-1 or group workshops

Time allowed for the Apprentice to complete assignments

Participate in skills-based learning and virtual workshops

Attendance at scheduled virtual workshops to support learning


Manage self in adult care

Decision making in adult care

Entrepreneurial skills in adult care

Innovation and change in adult care

Safeguarding and protection in adult

Health and safety in adult care

Risk taking and risk management in adult care

Managing concerns and complaints in adult care

Professional development in adult care

Supervision and performance management in adult care

Outcomes based person-centred practice in adult care

Equality, diversity and inclusion in adult care Continuous improvement in adult care

Communication and information management in adult care

Partnership working in adult care