Level 5 Leadership and Management for Adult Care Diploma
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.
- develop the fundamental technical skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding required to become competent in the job role.
- develop appropriate professional attitudes and behaviours that will support personal success in their job role and the long-term success of their organisation
- develop a range of interpersonal and intra-personal skills to support progression to, and success in, further study and career advancement
- achieve a nationally-recognised Level 5 qualification
- confirm competence in the role of Registered Manager in residential and domiciliary care services.
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:
- Leadership and Management in Adult Care
- Governance and Regulatory Processes in Adult Care
- Lead Communication in Adult Care
- Manage a Partnership Approach in Adult Care
- Deliver Person-centred Adult Care
- Professional Development, Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care
- Manage Resources in Adult Care
- Manage Safeguarding, Protection and Risk in Adult Care
- Manage Self in Adult Care
- Lead Decision making in Adult Care
- Entrepreneurial Skills and Innovation in Adult Care
Examples of optional units include:
- Manage Domiciliary Adult Care Services
- Manage Residential Adult Care Services
- Recruitment and Selection in Care Settings
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.
The 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:
- Taught Sessions
- Group Work
- Observation of practice by the business trainer or senior workplace colleague
- Reflective practice
- Observation and discussion around work products
- Case studies
- Professional discussion
Where does this course lead to
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 higher education.