BCoT held its first virtual open event of the academic year on Tuesday 13 October.
This apprenticeship programme includes learning about the
primary role of a Leader in Adult Care, who inspires teams to make positive
differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical,
social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. The apprentice
will be responsible for development and implementation of care service
provided. They may be responsible for business development, financial control,
organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading
any organisational change. They will learn about safeguarding and protection
for vulnerable adults, leadership, effective caring, and being responsive to
Apprentices will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance
of the care given and the values and training of staff with established
standards and regulations. Some of the core competencies the apprentice will
learn include: developing and applying systems and processes needed to ensure
compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures, leading
and supporting others to work in a person centred way and to ensure active
participation which enhances the well-being and quality of life of individuals,
and taking initiative to research and disseminate current drivers in the adult
This apprenticeship programme includes learning about the minimum skills, knowledge and behaviour needed for the role of a leader in adult care. By the end of the apprenticeship the learner would have also achieved a level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care which is internally assessed and provides apprentices with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage practice and lead others in adult care services.
Apprentices must achieve the 20 mandatory units (75 credits) and
the remaining 15 credits from the optional units to achieve a minimum of 90
credits in total. This course is internally assessed.
They will also be expected to complete Maths and
English Functional skills if they do not have any equivalent qualifications.
Throughout the apprenticeship
learners are expected to demonstrate their growth and development in the form of 20% off the job training which may include shadowing, attendance
at training, 1-1 training sessions, meetings
The Apprentice should be working as a Deputy/Assistant
Manager or Manager in an adult care setting and hold a relevant level 3 qualification with a minimum of a GCSE at C
grade (or equivalent) Maths and English qualification or the willingness to complete this
as part of the course.
1 Observation of Leadership
2. Professional discussion.
The EPA should be completed within three months after being meeting the gateway requirements and can be undertaken in any order and over a maximum of two days.
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, with the
transferable skills gained, the apprentice can progress
further within their chosen profession into a wide range of care
roles across many sectors, which may include registered manager or area manager.
The apprentice may also progress their training further
and undertake relevant qualifications related to their role
in the workplace at level 6 or above.