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City & Guilds Level 5 RQF (NVQ) Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England)

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care (3080-50)

The 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
  • 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) 

Mandatory Units 

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

Optional Units

There is 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 £1145.00+VAT An observation fee is payable subject to location. Interest-free payment plans are also available with no credit checks.  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 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 assessor support via telephone, email, 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. 



Entry requirements

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.

CQC Requirements

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 (ILM)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Social Care Association
  • Royal College of Nursing

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