A Leader in Adult Care 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.
As a Leader in Adult Care you will be responsible for ensuring the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. You 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. You will also be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.
Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. The role of Leader in Adult Care in this standard also covers Personal Assistants who operate in a management role but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services.
This role is subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service process
You will be allocated a Skills & Development Coach who will support and guide you for the duration of your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship programme will be delivered as blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of both online and face to face delivery. You will need to have good internet access and a suitable device such as a smart phone, laptop, or tablet to work on. Microsoft Teams is used for coaching sessions and ZOOM is currently used for taught sessions. Please discuss accessibility with your employer as these applications are required, in order for you to complete your training.
It takes a minimum of 18 months to complete this apprenticeship during which you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities.
These typically include:
Your employer will make the decision as to when you are ready to undertake the end point assessment
Before going forward for end point assessment you must have:
Following successful completion of the Gateway, you will proceed to end point assessment (EPA). The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation chosen by your employer within a 3 month period of meeting the assessment gateway requirements
The End Point Assessment will comprise of
Observation of Leadership - Observation 60 minutes (+ 10%) plus 15 minutes for post observation question session
Professional Discussion - 60 minutes (+ 10%)
Assessment outcomes for each element are fail, pass and distinction. The independent assessor must combine the grades of both assessment methods to determine the overall EPA grade.