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

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Last Updated: 01 Aug 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)

This work based qualification has been designed to provide confirmation of competence in a leadership and management role in adult care in England and to support the on programme element of the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship standard in England. 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 for the qualification is 800 hours.

The qualification 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).

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?

Designed to support the on-programme element of the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship standard in England, the qualification covers the knowledge and skills required to work in adult care in a leadership role in a range of settings.

Delivery of the knowledge aspects of the qualification may take place in structured training sessions offered as part of the learner’s programme. These may be offered in a group or on an individual basis depending on the delivery plan of the centre and learner's needs.

The qualification is at Level 5 and as such there is an expectation that learners will take responsibility for their own learning through researching best practice, reading, learning from colleagues and other continuing professional development opportunities.

Assessment of competence based activities will take place in the learner’s own work environment and include observation of real work activities.

An assignment is available to support the assessment of Unit 502 Governance and regulatory processes. Use of this assignment is optional though recommended, however this should be agreed between the learner and the assessor.

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.

Learners can progress onto an apprenticeship or qualification such as higher level or degree apprenticeship or to a Higher Education qualification such as a foundation degree or degree programme providing any specific entry requirements are met. Learners could also progress to a Level 6 Leadership and Management qualification or apprenticeship, providing their job role supports the requirements of the standard.

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
Coming Soon (Sept 2018 - Nov 2018)

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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