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New Adult Care Standard: Leader in Adult Care

Long over-due, the last of the Adult Care apprenticeship frameworks have finally received an apprenticeship standard replacement. The old Level 5 Care Leadership has been replaced with the new Level 5 Leader in Adult Care. Quest can now officially offer this fantastic new apprenticeship standard to all our employers and apprentices!

What is the difference between between the old Care Leadership and new Leader in Adult Care?


Leader in Adult Care still contains a qualification: the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. This will involve teaching and assessments delivered in the workplace and remotely. When the qualification is completed the apprentice will also receive a qualification certificate from the awarding body.

End-Point Assessment

The introduction of the End-Point Assessment gives apprentices a final assessment when all learning and teaching has completed. An external assessor completes an observation of leadership in the setting, and also a professional discussion to test the knowledge, behaviours and skills the apprentice has developed through out their apprenticeship.


The duration of the learning time during the apprenticeship is a minimum of 18 months (if the apprentice is on a full-time contract), with an extra 3 months for the End-Point Assessment. The addition of the extra time is to allow the apprentice time to prepare for and undertake the End-Point Assessment.


With the addition of the End-Point Assessment, the new standard gives the apprentice the chance to achieve a graded outcome depending on their final mark. This gives a real edge to the apprenticeship, showcasing those apprentices who give extra and rewarding them with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

If you are interested in this apprenticeship, or wish to find out more details about it please do call us on 01474 704441 or email us at




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