Level 5 | Diploma in Adult Care
Leadership & Management
Why do this diploma?
- Average Length: 6-12 months
- Monthly teaching and assignments
- Payment Plan Available
- Claim back up to £1500 through Skills For Care
- Monthly online workshops
- Live Teaching Sessions
- Assigned Skills Coach
Diploma in Adult Care | Level 5
confirm competency in a leadership or management role.
FAST TRACK | FLEXIBLE | SUPPORTED
The Level 5 RQF Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England) is for individuals in the role of leader/manager in an adult care setting. It is recognised as a professional management qualification for the Health and Social care sector and confirms competence in the role of Registered Manager in residential and domiciliary care services.
The leader in adult care plays a hugely valuable role. They inspire, guide, and lead their teams to make a difference in people’s welfare and lives, often when they are faced with challenging personal circumstances.
To be suitable for this diploma, you will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. You could be working in a residential or nursing home, domiciliary care, day centre, a person’s own home or clinical healthcare setting.
You may be a registered manager of a service or unit or a deputy or assistant. You may also be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience, and continuity, as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change. Managers have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led.
You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations. Advanced practitioners may have developed a high level of specialism in particular areas such as dementia, end of life, learning disabilities or mental health care.
The role of a leader in adult care also covers personal assistants in a management role over teams of other PAs, but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services.
What is covered?
This qualification covers a range of skills and knowledge relating to Leadership & Management of Adult Care services in England which can be tailored to suit your requirements with mandatory and voluntary units. These include:
- decision making, management and leadership
- safeguarding, health and wellbeing
- leading and managing services
- service improvement, professional development
- managing end of life care, dignity and human rights
- governance & regulatory requirements
This qualification guides and assesses the development of knowledge, understanding and skills in leadership and management practice within health and social care and children and young people’s services and serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements for the sector in England.
What is RQF?
An RQF Level 5 in Leadership & Management for Adult Care replaces the NVQ Level 5 in Leadership & Management for Adult Care. This internationally recognised qualification is the equivalent of an A-level qualification and is the UK industry standard for managers working in the adult care sector.
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RCF Regulated Qualification Framework) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units. It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care is recognised as a professional management qualification for the Health and Social care sector. It confirms competence in the role of Registered Manager in residential and domiciliary care services.
Memberships (upon application)
- Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
- Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
- Social Care Association
- Royal College of Nursing
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care (England) allows candidates to learn, develop & practice the skills & knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care in England. This also includes apprenticeships in social work, foundation degree programmes, and teaching, learning and assessment qualifications. To gain the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care, you must achieve 18 units in total – 11 mandatory and 7 optional – from the list below.
- Leadership & Management in Adult Care
- Governance & regulatory processes (assignment based)
- Communication & information management in Adult Care
- Relationships & partnership working
- Person centred practice for positive outcomes
- Professional development, supervision & performance management
- Resource management in Adult Care
- Safeguarding, protection & risk
- Managing self
- Decision making in Adult Care
- Service improvement, entrepreneurship and innovation
- Manage Domiciliary Adult Care Services
- Manage Residential Adult Care Services
- Support Community Partnerships in Health and Social Care
- Understand Dementia Care
- Understand Physical Disability in the Context of Adult Care
- Manage Provision to Support Users of Services with Multiple Conditions and/or Disabilities
- The Use of Assessment Processes in Care Settings
- Lead Active Support in Adult Care
- Manage Group Living for Adults
- Support End of Life Care in Adult Care
- Lead the Management of Transitions in Adult Care Recruitment and Selection in Care Settings
- Manage Quality in Care Settings
- Develop Procedures and Practice to Respond to Concerns and Complaints in Adult Care
- Facilitate Change in Care Settings
- Facilitate coaching and Mentoring of Practitioners in Care Settings
- Develop, Implement and Evaluate Operational Plans in Own Area of Responsibility in Adult Care
- Carry out a Research Project in a Care Setting
This is a competency-based qualification and evidence is gathered by the learner as they undertake their normal work role. This will form the basis for their portfolio. The evidence must reflect policies and procedures of the workplace as stated by current government legislation.
During the course of the qualification, the candidate should ideally work with at least two service users.
A range of assessment methods will be used by the assessor including examining work products and expert witness testimonies and direct observation. An assessor will visit you in the workplace at some point and undertake observations of you at work. This will be planned in advance in order to cause minimum disruption to your work routine and to try and capture as much information as possible in one visit.
Knowledge-based units will be assessed using a range of methods including reflective accounts, projects, assignments, assessor questions and professional discussions.
Learners will have full access to skills coach support via telephone, email, and web links.
What is provided during the diploma?
We provide you with lots of specialist resources to help you progress through the programme, including:
- Course task activities based on specific workplace requirements of your job
- One-to-one tutorial support provided remotely to you
- Webinars and Workshops (both live and recorded) providing relevant tutorial support
- Workplace observation assessment
- Flexible remote access to coaches/assessors
- Learning portal to view all your activities, access resources and monitor your progression
- Access to resources and support via our social media channels
- Access to free CPD training and workshops for our partners
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