This qualification is for England only, and at the end of 2019 will replace the following mandatory units within the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care (Adults):
4978-54 Adults Residential Management (England)
4978-55 Adults Management (England)
The 3080 and 4978 (adult pathways) will run concurrently for the foreseeable future.
This Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care (England) 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 some units which are competence-based, and some that are knowledge-based.
The qualification is aimed at leaders & managers 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
If you work in any of the following job roles, this course would be perfect for you:
- Registered Managers
- Assistant Managers
- Deputy Managers
This qualification covers a range of skills and knowledge relating to Leadership & Management of Adult Care services in England, including: decision making, safeguarding, leading and managing services, service improvement, managing end of life care, governance & regulatory requirements.
Diploma Course Structure
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 3080-50 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care, you must achieve 18 units in total (11 mandatory, and 7 optional).
- 501: Leadership & management in adult care
- 502: Governance & regulatory processes (assignment based)
- 503: Communication & information management in adult care
- 504: Relationships & partnership working
- 505: Person centred practice for positive outcomes
- 506: Professional development, supervision & performance management
- 507: Resource management in adult care
- 508: Safeguarding, protection & risk
- 509: Managing self
- 510: Decision making in adult care
- 511: Service improvement, entrepreneurship and innovation
There are a range of optional units to choose from for this qualification. Your assessor will help you choose the best units to suit your requirements.
The cost of the course is £1095.00+VAT plus a £275.00+VAT Observation fee. For Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man & Northern Ireland, this observation fee will be £495.00+VAT. The Observation fee can be made as the final payment or spread throughout the instalments. If you pay in full by credit or debit card you can take 10% off using code PIF10 or calling 01472 240112.
This is a competency based qualification and evidence is gathered by the candidate as they undertake their normal work role. This will form the basis for their portfolio. The evidence must reflect policies and procedures of the work place 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. These will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to 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.
Candidates will have full access to assessor support via telephone, email, Skype and web links.
This NVQ health and social care qualification is usually completed within 6 months. You will have full uncapped support for 12 months.
There is no set entry requirement for this qualification. However, the qualification is only available to candidates 19 years and older.
What is RQF?
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 and applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression to be achieved in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care is recognised as a professional Management qualification for the health and social care sector.
Memberships (Upon application)
- Institute of Leadership and Management
- Chartered Management Institute
- Social Care Association
- Royal College of Nursing
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