Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management

Key facts  
Level 5
Functional Skills N/A
On programme duration Minimum of 18 months
On programme qualification Included within the framework
Who is it for? For those working as Residential Managers, Managers and Adults’ Advanced Practitioners in Adult Social Care or as a Manager of Specialist Adult Social Care Services.


The Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management is an excellent way to gain an industry-recognised qualification, proving competence within your job role. The programme consists of three components which all need to be completed in order to achieve the Apprenticeship framework. These are:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Care Leadership and Management
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

The framework is completed through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job learning and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

Note: Apprentices must complete or have completed one of the approved English and Mathematical transferable skills qualifications in order to successfully complete their Apprenticeship.