Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is a comprehensive qualification designed for individuals aspiring to or currently working in leadership roles within the adult care sector. This diploma program is tailored to enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for effective management and leadership in adult care settings.


Learning Objectives

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (Regulated Qualifications Framework - RQF) is a qualification designed for managerial positions in the. Health and Social Care industry/organisations.

Learners studying for the Diploma in Health and Social Care will be expected to develop the following skills during the programme of study:

  • Analysing, synthesising and summarising information critically
  • The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding the ability to think independently and solve problems
  • Apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • Recognise the moral and ethical issues of health and social care practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct
  • An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision
  • Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists
  • Transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing needs
  • Circumstances, whether within their own area of employment, or through promotion to a supervisory or management position, or to adapt to changes in the health/social care environment.
  • To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.


CQC Registered Managers 

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is specifically developed for those managing an adult social care service, including the role of registered manager. This qualification requires learners to demonstrate an in-depth understanding and effective practice in leadership and management for adult care services and also meet the requirements of managers in various care settings regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England. 


Qualification Accreditation, Recognition and the awarding body 

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is accredited to UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (OfQual) in England and awarded by iCQ- A recognised Awarding Organisation. Cambridge Management and Leadership School (CMLS) is an approved centre of ICQ to offer this regulated qualification. 

  • Accredited to Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) - Level 5
  • Accredited to European Qualifications Framework (EQF) - Level 5

Qualification Accreditation Number is 603/4136/1 (Gov.UK)


Qualification Structure of Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

The learners are required to pass 14 of total 62 credits from the mandatory units and 24 credits from optional units.

The units are divided into 3 groups,

Mandatory units – (14 units - 62 credits)

A/617/4615 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Adult Care
D/617/4610 Communication and Information Management in Adult Care
D/617/4624 Partnership Working in Adult Care
F/617/4616 Governance in Adult Care
H/617/4611 Continuous Improvement in Adult Care
J/617/4617 Innovation and Change in Adult Care
J/617/4620 Safeguarding and Protection in Adult Care
L/617/4618 Leadership and Management in Adult Care
L/617/4621 Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care
M/617/4613 Decision Making in Adult Care
R/617/4619 Resource Management in Adult Care
R/617/4622 Manage Self for Leadership in Adult Care
T/617/4614 Entrepreneurial Skills in Adult Care
Y/617/4623 Outcome Based Person Centred Practice in Adult Care 


Optional units (24 credits are required)

A/617/5134 Manage residential adult care services (6 credits)
F/617/5135 Manage domiciliary services (6 credits)
H/616/4550 Support individuals to access education, training or employment (4 credits)
H/616/4578 Understanding Suicide Interventions (6 credits)
J/616/4539 Support individuals during the last days of life (5 credits)
J/616/4590 Provide advice on foot care for individuals with diabetes (4 credits)
J/617/5136 Lead and manage end of life care and support (7 credits)
K/600/9711 Manage physical resources (3 credits)
K/616/3982 Enable individuals with mental health problems to develop alternative coping strategies (4 credits)
K/616/4551 Support individuals to access and manage direct payments (4 credits)
M/616/7712 Support individuals in the use of assistive technology (4 credits)
R/602/2338 Recruitment and selection within health and social care or children and young peoples settings (3 credits)
R/616/4589 Support individuals to manage dysphagia (5 credits)
T/602/2574 Manage induction in health and social care or children and young peoples settings (3 credits)
T/602/2753 Manage finance within own area of responsibility in health and social care or children and young people's setting (4 credits)
T/602/3174 Lead and manage group living for adults (5 credits)
T/616/7694 Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis (5 credits)


Who is this course for?

Learners may work in

  • Residential care Homes
  • Nursing Care Homes
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Day Care Centres
  • A person’s own home
  • Health Care Centres
  • Surgeries & Clinics
  • Clinical Healthcare settings

Roles where this qualification may be suitable include:

  • Registered Manager of a service or unit
  • Deputy or Assistant Manager
  • Day Services Manager
  • Officers in Charge

Areas of expertise after achieving this completion of the course:-

  • Learning disability
  • Mental Health
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Homecare
  • Dementia
  • End-of-life care


Organisations that support the qualification

The following organisations support this qualification: -

  • Skills for Care,
  • the Sector Skills Council for Adult Social Care in England.


Assessment Methods

Assessment are conducted internally by Cambridge Management and Leadership School assessors according to the guidelines of the awarding body.

  • In some units, assessments are required at workplace. Please note that we will charge additional cost for the observation to assess learners in their workplace. 
  • Assessment methods may include written assignments, reflective journals, case studies, and practical observations in a real-world adult care setting.



Successful learner will be achieve a regulated Qualification of 86 credits, awarded by ICQ Awarding body as

  • ICQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF).



You can start this course anytime.


How to apply?

There are three options to apply for this course. Please choose a suitable option to register.

Option 1 –  Click Here to Purchase the course  OR

Option 2Click here to join the course on 6 Months payment plan OR

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