Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (3080)

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2018

This qualification is endorsed by Skills for Care and has been approved as meeting the Skills for Care qualification specification for England.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England) is a competence based qualification which has been developed with employers who provide adult care. The mandatory content is based on the Skills for Care qualification specifications which were produced following consultation with the sector.

Automatic approval will be given to centres already approved for qualification pathways below, which the new qualification replaces:

  • 4978-54 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Residential Management)
  • 4978-55 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Management)

NB. The new qualification 3080-50 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England) will replace the above 4978 qualifications in time. The 3080 and 4978 (adult pathways) will run concurrently for the foreseeable future. This is due to the Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management - Level 5 (England) SASE Framework remaining open.

The 3080 -50 was not developed to meet SASE requirements – therefore any learner wishing to complete the SASE apprenticeship framework MUST be registered on the relevant adult pathway of the 4978.

Designed to support the on programme element of the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship standard in England, the new qualification will become a mandatory component of the Leader in Adult Care standard. The timing of the availability of this standard is not yet known.

The new 3080-50 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care qualification is available to use now as a stand alone qualification and is approved for adult learner loans funding.

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required to work in a leadership and management role in a range of settings where services support individuals with different needs. The qualification contains units which are competence based and some knowledge based units.

The Total Qualification time is 800 hours.

The qualification is aimed at leaders and managers in adult care in a range of adult care settings, such as:

  • Residential services for older people and people with disabilities
  • Domiciliary care services
  • Day services
  • Respite services
  • Community based services

The qualification can be used both within and outside of an apprenticeship standard for those learners who work in Adult Care in England, in the following roles:

  • Registered Managers
  • Managers

The qualification may also be used to support Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers providing they are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills at level 5 and that their job role allows them to be able to demonstrate the required skills in real work activities.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The new qualification has been designed to support the on programme element of the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship standard in England and covers the knowledge and skills required to work in adult care in a leadership role in a range of settings. Once the Institute for Apprenticeships publish the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship standard, this qualification as become mandatory for apprentices working towards the standard.

The qualification is has not been designed to replace the Advanced Practice pathway of the 4978-56 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Advanced Practice), which remains open for registrations.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care qualification contains units which are competence based and some knowledge based units.

An optional assignment is available to support the assessment support the assessment of Unit 502 Governance and regulatory processes.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualification provides a structured programme of learning and assessment to support learners to demonstrate competence in a leadership and management role in adult care in England at level 5.

Learners can progress to an apprenticeship or qualification such as higher level apprenticeships or to a Higher Education qualifications such as a foundation degree or degree programme, providing any specific entry requirements are met. A Level 6 Leadership qualification or apprenticeship, providing their job role supports the requirements of the standard, would also provide progression opportunities.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

The qualification is structured in a way which means that all learners will have to complete a group of 11 mandatory units, the content of which is appropriate across many leadership roles in adult care .

In addition there is a range of optional units to support areas of specialism, including:

  • Learning disability services
  • End of life Care
  • Clinical Skills
  • Residential Care
  • Domiciliary Care
  • End of life care support
  • Management skills
  • Study Skills

Learners must achieve 7 out of the 16 optional units to complete the qualification.

Level 5

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management (England) (3080-50)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2021 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

  • Accreditation No: tbc This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 325 - 325 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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