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Higher apprenticeship scheme could shape the future of care services

Posted: 6 March 2014

A new higher apprenticeship for care workers with ambition to shape the future of adult care homes and services is being widely adopted across the sector.

The work-based level 5 care leadership and management qualification, launched in 2012, is being seen as the gold standard for aspiring registered managers and others who are keen to become heads of service. It is appealing to both young and older sections of the workforce, boosting the hope that it could contribute towards attracting the extra two to three million care workers needed to meet the demands of the sector by 2025.

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