Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Who is this qualification for?

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:

If you work in any of the following job roles, this course would be perfect for you:

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

Structure of the Course

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. 

To gain the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care, you must achieve 18 units in total (11 mandatories and 7 optional) 

Mandatory Units

You will need to complete mandatory units then choose from a wide range of optional units that cover both knowledge as well as your actual working practice.

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.

Assessment of the Course

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.

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.

Entry Requirements


The cost of the course is £1,445.00+VAT. If you wish to pay in full you will get a 10% discount. We offer Interest-free payment plans that are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks. 

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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. 

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

Memberships (upon application)

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

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