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Adult Care Qualifications

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Adult Care Update

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Qualifications update

Adult Care Qualifications Update

The Level 4 and 5 Assessment plans for the Lead Practitioner and Leader in Adult Care require further amendments so therefore the standards will not be available for delivery on 1 January 2018.

In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the new standard and ensure continuity of apprenticeship provision at level 5:

  • The current Level 5 apprenticeship SASE framework will remain open for new registrations until 31 August 2018.
  • The registration period for the existing qualification Level 5 Leadership and Management will be extended by all Awarding Organisations until 31 August 2018 (agreed by the Joint Awarding Body Quality Group – JABQG).
  • The new Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Care will be launched on 1 September 2018 by which time the apprenticeship standard assessment plan will be expected to have been published.


This has been agreed between Skills for Care, awarding organisations and the adult care trailblazer group. The following links fully explain the revisions and the effect of not closing the existing framework: