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.



Resource Management in Adult Care  


Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence


Understand principles for effective resource management.


Explain the impact of national and local strategies and priorities on resource planning and management. The explanation must include: · one (1) example of resource planning and management in own setting · an overview of a national strategy or priority · how the national strategy or priority is represented at local level · the impact on resource planning and management in relation to financial, physical and human resources.

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









Explain the importance of accurate forecasting for resource requirements.


Explain the value of using assets and resources outside traditional services and in the community.


Describe the place of technology as a resource in service delivery and service management.


Describe the meaning of sustainability in terms of resource management in adult care.


Explain roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for resource management within the organisation.


Understand principles of human resource management


Describe factors and approaches known to improve recruitment and retention of adult care staff.


Describe own role in relation to recruitment, selection and induction processes in the organisation.


Discuss the importance of ensuring employment practices are free from discrimination and harassment.


Describe how to identify the numbers and patterns of staffing required to provide a person-centred outcomes-based service.


Consider how to manage staffing patterns and adjust them to meet changing circumstances in own setting.