This qualification is supported by Skills for Care, the sector skills council for the adult care sector in England. It is designed for those learners working as leaders in adult care and is a specialist qualification for adult care. It contains core competencies that are shared by workers in the adult care and health workforce which ensures integrated services are provided by employers and portability for workers across the health and care sectors. The qualification content is appropriate for roles such as lead adult care workers and lead personal assistants.
Learners gaining this qualification will undertake 9 mandatory units enabling them to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas; promoting communication and effective handling of information, promoting personal development, person-centred approaches, equality and inclusion, health, safety and wellbeing, responsibilities of a care worker, duty of care and promoting safeguarding and protection in care settings.
This qualification is assessed through completion of a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed and internally quality assured by the centre.
Individuals achieving this qualification can choose to progress onto the Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care (RQF) or the Level 4 Diploma in Care (RQF) depending on their job role.