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A Manager in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to
someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or
intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and
implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level.
To complete the level 5 Diploma in Adult Care the learner must
achieve a minimum of 86 credits. There are 72 credits in the mandatory units
and a further 14 credits must be obtained from optional units. 79 of these
credits need to be at level 5 or above.
Mandatory units include:
Examples of optional units include:
It is expected that learners will have completed a minimum level 3 qualifications
be working in a management role in the health
and social care sector in order to register for this
qualification. They need to be over 18 years old and have a minimum level 2 Functional Skills qualification in Maths and English.
learners are supported by an occupational competent business trainer using an
e-portfolio platform who will meet with them on a regular basis. They will use
a variety of different assessment methods to assess units holistically for
this qualification which may include:
The qualification will equip learners to hold the role of Registered Manager.
All Registered Managers will need to hold this qualification unless they can justify to
CQC inspectors a different qualification route.
Achievement of a Level 5 qualification can also support progression to