Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is designed for those who have wealth of experience in leading or a senior role who are looking to develop and expand their careers into a coordinating, deputy or middle management role.

Course Overview

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is designed for those who have wealth of experience in leading or a senior role who are looking to develop and expand their careers into a coordinating, deputy or middle management role.

About this course

Learners will develop substantial  knowledge, skills and behaviours that will guide and inspire their team to provide excellent values-based culture at an operational level.

Developing specialist knowledge and skills in their area of responsibility that will allow them to take a lead role in assessing performance and quality delivery.

Learners will develop detailed knowledge of relevant legislation, ethical frameworks, best practice, codes of conduct, data protection, principles of assessment, risk management, local and national solutions to safeguarding adults and children, models of monitoring, reporting and responding to health and wellbeing, person centered approaches, joint and integrated care and support, communication, detailed knowledge and application of the 6C’s alongside personal development to ensure high quality service provision at an operational level.

Learners will develop substantial knowledge, skills and behaviours to allow them to apply or sustain a productive career, supporting and developing colleagues and services delivery at an operational level in a variety of settings that could include, nursing, domiciliary, day care and clinical settings. Learners will develop sufficient knowledge, skills and behaviours to prepare for a sustained and productive career within Senior Management or Care Manager roles.

To achieve the full requirements of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care learners must achieve 86 credits of which 72 are mandatory the remaining 14 credits to be chosen from allocated roles and responsibilities. 

OptionUnit titleCreditType*
MandatoryLeadership and Management in Adult Care10Competence
MandatoryGovernance and Regulatory Processes in Adult Care5Competence
MandatoryLead Communication in Adult Care9Competence
MandatoryManage a Partnership Approach in Adult Care8Competence
MandatoryDeliver Person-centred Adult Care6Competence
MandatoryProfessional Development, Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care6Competence
MandatoryManage Resources in Adult Care5Competence
MandatoryManage Safeguarding, Protection and Risk in Adult Care6Competence
MandatoryManage Self in Adult Care6Competence
MandatoryLead Decision making in Adult Care5Competence
MandatoryEntrepreneurial Skills and Innovation in Adult Care6Competence
OptionalManage Domiciliary Adult Care Services7Competence
OptionalManage Residential Adult Care Services7Competence
OptionalSupport Community Partnerships in Health and Social Care5Competence
OptionalUnderstand Dementia Care5Knowledge
OptionalUnderstand Physical Disability in the Context of Adult Care5Competence
OptionalManage Provision for with people with Multiple Conditions and/or Disabilities4Competence
OptionalThe Use of Assessment Processes in Care Settings6Competence
OptionalLead Active Support in Adult Care5Competence
OptionalManage Group Living for Adults6Competence
OptionalSupport End of Life Care in Adult Care7Competence
OptionalLead the Management of Transitions in Adult Care7Competence
OptionalRecruitment and Selection in Care Settings6Competence
OptionalManage Quality in Care Settings5Competence
OptionalDevelop Procedures and Practice to Respond to Concerns and Complaints6Competence
OptionalFacilitate Change in Care Settings5Competence
OptionalFacilitate Coaching and Mentoring of Practitioners in Care Settings6Competence
OptionalDevelop, Implement and Evaluate Operational Plans in Own Area of Responsibility4Competence
OptionalCarry out a Research Project in a Care Setting10Competence

Competence – comprises of knowledge, skills and behaviours developed within the workplace and observed to ensure consistent application of knowledge, skills and behaviours in practice. Knowledge – assessed on apprentice’s ability to demonstrate apprehension and understanding All assignment submissions from Leaders will be graded on a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Referral.

12-15 months.

Learners must be employed within a role, working towards, being developed or on a placement that allows for opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in areas that include:

  • Developing and applying systems and processes needed to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures
  • Implementing strategies to support others to manage the risks presented when balancing individual rights and professional duty of care
  • Developing and applying systems and processes that monitor and sustain quality of the service, including assessments, care plans and service delivery
  • Leading and supporting others to work in a person-centred way and to ensure active participation which enhances the well-being and quality of life of individuals
  • Encouraging and enabling both staff and people who access care and support to be involved in the co-production of how the service operates
  • Managing all resources in delivering complex care and support efficiently and effectively
  • Developing and leading implementation of organisational practices to create and sustain a culture that actively champions dignity and respects diversity, inclusion and fairness in the workplace
  • Developing and leading a culture that values courage in working in ways that may challenge workers’ own cultural and belief systems
  • Developing and implementing organisational processes to ensure that records and reports are written clearly and concisely and to keep information safe and preserve confidentiality
  • Translating policy and guidance into understandable information for a range of audiences including people who access care and support, carers and families and other colleagues

Delivery will be based on a mix of blended learning for the practical elements which includes:

  • Tutor taught delivery
  • One to one tutorial
  • Virtual learning
  • eLearning
  • Distance Learning
  • Directed and self-directed study
  • Mentoring
  • Peer Support
  • Workplace experience
  • Formal Reviews
  • Supervisions
  • Reflective Practice
  • Team Meetings
  • Shadowing


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