Qualification extended - Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England)

Date: 07 December 2017

We would like to inform centres that the assessment plan for the Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard is due to be submitted by Skills for Care to the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) for review and approval.

However, we have been advised that the IfA is unlikely to review the assessment plan before January 2018, which means the standard will not be ready for delivery in January as planned.

In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the new standard and to ensure continuity of Apprenticeship provision at Level 5, the following has been agreed between Skills for Care, Awarding Organisations and the Adult Care Trailblazer chair/group:

  • The current Level 5 Apprenticeship SASE framework (The Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management - Level 5 (England)) will remain open until 31st August 2018.
  • The registration period for the current NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QRN: 601/4312/5) will be extended until 31st August 2018 (agreed by the Joint Awarding Body Quality Group - JABQG).
  • The new NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (QRN: 603/2422/3) due to be launched on 1st January 2018 will now be launched on 1st September 2018, by which time the Apprenticeship Standard will be ready for delivery.