LEVEL 5 HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD

For supervisors and managers within Health and Social Care

We are a sector leading health & social care training provider delivering leadership and management programmes nationally with outstanding participation and achievement rates. 

We are a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence with strong sector partnerships and the official training partner of the National Care Association.

Quick FAQs

The Higher Apprenticeship is for supervisors and managers within Health and Social Care. The programme includes the award of the stipulated level 5 care leadership and management diploma qualification.

This programme provides a leader of a care team with support and resources to develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. It will develop knowledge and understanding in relation to responsibilities for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on change and the development of the communication, listening and leadership skills need to confidently deliver this.

We provide you with lots of specialist resources to help you progress through the programme:

Course task activities based on specific workplace requirements of your job

Relevant resources (including free Learner access to Quality Compliance Systems Ltd, which provides extensive operational policies, procedures and tool kits) to help you provide evidence of your understanding and knowledge and complete the workplace task activities.

One-to-one tutorial support provided remotely to you

Free access to our endorsed management development and training  short programme provision

Webinars and Workshops (both live and recorded) providing relevant tutorial support

Workplace observation assessment – This allows you to demonstrate your competency in performing workplace tasks and responsibilities.

Flexible remote access to tutors/assessors Monday to Friday during office hours

Learning portal to view all your activities, access resources and monitor your progression.

Access to resources and support via our social media channels

You should occupy a management role which has the necessary tasks and responsibilities assigned to it which are to be developed as part of the programme. You are required to have GCSE (or equivalent) English and maths qualifications at grades 4-9 (A-C)

To be eligible for funding you have to be an UK or EU resident for three years or more, and currently live in England. You should be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and have a contract of employment and on payroll.

Access Skills normally prefer that your employer is either CQC registered or regulated by a Local Authority.

The level 5 Higher Apprenticeship Standard is a government-funded programme. The agreed funding band for this programme currently requires employers to contribute 5% of the agreed cost (approximately £350 plus VAT) as the fee for the programme. Large employers (payroll in excess of £3m) meet the full cost of the programme from their Levy account.

Employer grant incentives are available to assist eligible employers in terms of the cost of supporting an apprenticeship programme. The Sector Skills Council Skills for Care also offer significant funding support from the Workforce Development Fund towards the cost of Apprenticeships. 

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Start Date:
Enrolment anytime
Course Length
18–22 Months
Location:
Blended workplace / remote flexible tutor / assessor support
Funding:
Government funded 95%, Employer 5%
Availability:
UK coverage
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What's Provided During The Course?

We provide you with lots of specialist resources to help you progress through the programme:

Am I eligible for the course?

You should occupy a management role which has the necessary tasks and responsibilities assigned to it which are to be developed as part of the programme. You are required to have GCSE (or equivalent) English and maths qualifications at grades 4-9 (A-C)
To be eligible for funding you have to be an UK or EU resident for three years or more, and currently live in England. You should be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and have a contract of employment and on payroll.
Access Skills normally prefer that your employer is either CQC registered or regulated by a Local Authority.

How is the course funded?

The level 5 Higher Apprenticeship Standard is a government-funded programme. The agreed funding band for this programme currently requires employers to contribute 5% of the agreed cost (approximately £350 plus VAT) as the fee for the programme. Large employers (payroll in excess of £3m) meet the full cost of the programme from their Levy account.

Employer grant incentives are available to assist eligible employers in terms of the cost of supporting an apprenticeship programme. The Sector Skills Council Skills for Care also offer significant funding support from the Workforce Development Fund towards the cost of Apprenticeships.

Diploma Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (RQF) (England)
Senior Carers, Carers in a supervisory position
Course Length
9-12 months
Pricing
Payment plans available, Government Funded Loans
Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)
For Carers, Care Assistants and Support Workers
Course Length
9-12 months
Pricing
Payment plans available, Government Funded Loans
Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care (RQF)
Senior Carers, Carers in a supervisory position
Course Length
12-15 Months
Pricing
Payment plans available, Government Funded Loans
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) (England)
For Registered Care Managers and Deputy Care Managers.
Course Length
12-16 Months
Pricing
Payment plans available, Government Funded Loans