Unit Breakdown

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Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.



Leadership and Management in Adult Care  


Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence


Understand the application of theories of leadership and management.


Critique two (2) key theories of leadership and management. The information provided must include:

  • a definition of leadership and management

·       a description of leadership and management styles/approaches.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay


All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system


Professional Discussion


Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal


Showcasing your skills:


Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts


Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal



Describe how theoretical models of leadership and management are applied to practice through two (2) examples of effective leadership and management models in adult care provision.


Refer to evidence provided in 1.2 and explain potential conflicts which may occur when applying the identified theoretical models of leadership and management.

Undertake a SWOT analysis for two (2) additional theoretical models of leadership and management. Explain any potential conflicts that may occur in:

•           adult care provision

•           own setting.


Refer to the evidence provided for 1.3 and propose strategies to address four (4) potential conflicts which may occur when applying identified theoretical models of leadership and management.


Understand leadership and management in adult care settings


Evaluate the impact of two (2) national policy drivers on leadership and management in:

•           adult care services

•           own setting.


Describe leadership and management skills.


Analyse the interdependencies of leadership and management to show why managers need both skills sets.

Evidence may include:

•           how leadership and management skills are deployed in practice

•           skills mapping exercise identifying strengths and areas for improvement.


Explain why leadership and management styles may need to be adapted to manage different situations.

Evidence may include how different leadership and management styles are applied to practice.


Describe the relationship between effective leadership and the values and culture in own setting.


Discuss how to establish a culture of continual learning and development in own setting and the importance of learning from experience.


Lead commitment to a vision for the service


Communicate own ideas and enthusiasm about the service and its future in a way which engages others.


Support stakeholders within and beyond the organisation to be aware of the vision and its impact


Build support for the vision and ensure it is shared and owned by those who will be implementing and communicating it.


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