This qualification is designed for those learners working as care managers or advanced practitioners within the adult social care and/or children and young people’s sectors. Learners could be working with individuals in a range of settings including their own homes, supported accommodation, day care and/or residential accommodation.
The qualification forms the combined knowledge and competency element of the SASE Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management – Level 5 (England) (for adult social care only).
Skills for Care recommend that this qualification is the current, relevant qualification to be taken by individuals working as care managers within the adult care sector in England.
Learners gaining this qualification will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following core areas;
- use and develop systems that promote communication,
- promote professional development,
- champion equality,
- diversity and inclusion,
- develop health and safety
- risk management policies,
- procedures and practices,
- work in partnership
- undertake a research project within services for health and social care
Learners will also develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of other areas by selecting optional units that are suitable for their job role and specialism.