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Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care Level 5

Our Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is tailored to enhance your leadership and management skills within adult care settings.

Throughout the course, you’ll delve into crucial topics such as understanding legal frameworks, promoting equality and diversity, and honing effective communication strategies. You’ll also explore teamwork dynamics, governance structures, and methods for continuous improvement in care services. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped to lead teams confidently, manage resources effectively, and ensure positive outcomes for individuals receiving adult care services.

This qualification is ideal for individuals seeking to advance their leadership abilities in adult care. It offers a balanced blend of theoretical learning, remote study, and hands-on practical sessions, catering to diverse learning preferences.

Upon completion of the diploma, you’ll have acquired a comprehensive understanding of safeguarding practices, leadership theories, decision-making processes, and strategies for personal and professional development. Armed with these skills, you’ll be well-positioned to lead teams with confidence and contribute positively to the adult care sector.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 603/4136/1
Average time to completion: 8 to 15 months

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Adult Care: This module covers legal frameworks, impacts of discrimination, policy effects, and strategies for promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in adult care settings. It emphasises evaluating and enhancing policies, supporting anti-discrimination efforts, and fostering positive outcomes.
  • Module 2 – Communication and Information Management in Adult Care: This module explores their relevance in adult care, the necessity of diverse communication systems, and the importance of effective information management. It delves into monitoring communication effectiveness, proposing improvements, and implementing systems for legal and ethical information handling.
  • Module 3 – Partnership Working in Adult Care: This module examines legal influences, person-centred practices, networking benefits, integrated working, and effective partnership features. It emphasises establishing positive relationships, managing collaborations, and evaluating partnership effectiveness for continual improvement.
  • Module 4 – Governance in Adult Care: This module outlines statutory requirements, internal governance structures, and their alignment with organizational identity. It highlights understanding accountability, internal protocols, and their relationship to governance.
  • Module 5 – Continuous Improvement in Adult Care: This module discusses progress monitoring, stakeholder engagement, evidence-based practices, and incident learning. It involves evaluating systems, leading improvements, and maintaining a culture of continual learning and development.
  • Module 6 – Innovation and Change in Adult Care: This module addresses stakeholder engagement, impact assessment, and vision alignment with core values. It emphasises expressing and monitoring the vision, alongside implementing change management strategies.
  • Module 7 – Safeguarding and Protection in Adult Care: This module covers legislative frameworks, policy impacts, and implementation of safeguarding policies. It emphasises ensuring compliance, supporting team members, and addressing safeguarding concerns across agencies.
  • Module 8 – Leadership and Management in Adult Care: This module assesses leadership theories, national policy impacts, adaptive management styles, and organisational culture. It emphasises communicating vision, supporting stakeholders, and implementing strategies to ensure shared ownership.
  • Module 9 – Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care: This module addresses supervision principles, performance evaluation, and staff development. It affirms establishing supervision agreements, supporting reflective practice, and addressing performance issues.
  • Module 10 – Decision Making in Adult Care: This module discusses evidence-based decisions, stakeholder engagement, data analysis, and decision review. It captures researching information, involving stakeholders, and documenting decision-making processes for continuous improvement.
  • Module 11 – Resource Management in Adult Care: This module covers effective decision-making in adult care settings, including understanding key stages, evaluating data relationships, and engaging stakeholders. It also delves into executing effective decision-making, including researching, engaging others, and reviewing the decision process for improvement.
  • Module 12 – Manage Self for Leadership in Adult Care: This module includes the importance of self-awareness, managing one’s behaviour, workload, and professional development. It includes adapting to feedback, managing stress, setting priorities, and fostering personal growth.
  • Module 13 – Entrepreneurial Skills in Adult Care: This module explores recognizing ineffective aspects within an organization, identifying growth opportunities, and understanding commissioning, funding, and market drivers.
  • Module 14 – Outcome Based Person Centred Practice in Adult Care: This module emphasises understanding and leading outcomes-based, person-centred practice to facilitate positive change for individuals. It covers aspects like active participation, choice, integrated service provision, and healthcare outcomes.

Optional Units

  • Module 15 – Regulatory Processes for Adult Care: This module will aid understanding the inspection process, roles within registered services, and wider regulatory requirements. It also includes preparing for inspections, addressing outcomes, and managing conflicts between regulatory frameworks.
  • Module 16 – Team Leadership in Adult Care: This module highlights providing leadership and managing teamwork within adult care settings. It also covers adapting leadership styles, establishing trust, setting objectives, monitoring progress, and fostering a values-based culture within the team.
  • Module 17 – Manage Physical Resources: This module covers sustainability, resource identification, procurement, and monitoring including understanding sustainability, identifying resource requirements, obtaining resources, and monitoring their quality and usage.
  • Module 18 – Recruitment and Selection within Health and Social Care: This module addresses recruitment and selection processes, including legislative impact, role analysis, and specialist expertise. It involves contributing to recruitment processes, participating in selection, and evaluating and improving recruitment methods.
  • Module 19 – Manage Induction in Health and Social Care: This module covers the purpose and managing the induction process, including support and evaluation. It also includes factors influencing induction, developing induction programs, supporting implementation, and evaluating effectiveness.
  • Module 20 – Risk-Taking in Adult Care: This module explores risk-taking, mental capacity, health and safety procedures, and financial management. It involves understanding risk’s role in positive outcomes, mental capacity legislation, health and safety requirements, and managing budgets.
  • Module 21 – Manage Finance within Own Area of Responsibility: This module captures financial management within a work setting, including planning, managing, and evaluating budgets. It also encompasses understanding financial systems, planning budgets, managing expenditure, and evaluating financial performance.

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificates, which will be promptly delivered to you.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £1650 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for you/your staff members will be sent to you.

Quality Assurance

This Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

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