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Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 5 End-Point Assessment for Leader in Adult Care 

Who is this Standard for?

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. A successful apprentice will have met all the requirements. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

Programme structure

This is a level 5 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 18 months.  Apprentices will be placed in an adult care role and supported by a tutor to achieve the Leader in Adult Care standards the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF), as well as Level 2 maths and English qualifications

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 03/02/2020 will be assessed against ST0008/AP02.

End-Point Assessment methods

  • Observation of leadership
  • Professional discussion

You can find resources to prepare for and support end-point assessment for this standard here.


Qualification - We have developed the Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) which is a mandatory gateway requirement for this qualification.

Apprenti-kit - The effective delivery of this standard can be supported by the Level 5 Leader in Adult Care Apprenti-kit