Leadership and Management Care Qualification

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care replaces the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services. The course supercedes the predecessor care qualifications ( Level 4 NVQ Leadership and Management in Care Services and Level 4 NVQ Health and Social Care).

This is the course that is recognised by Skills for Care, CQC and Ofsted for registered care managers. The course is designed for people who are involved in a wide range of leadership, supervisory and management roles within a care environment. Achieving the qualification should enable learners to innovate and respond to a changing environment and to meet challenges and opportunities within the sector.Candidates who manage in children homes are required to enrol for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) instead.

Vocational Learning encourages candidates to submit naturally occurring evidence from their work environment to demonstrate competency against the practical requirements of the course. You are usually expected to complete this course between 6 to 12 months depending on your enrolment. The course has a 562 guided learning hours requirement.

Course Delivery and Support - NVQ Level 5 Health and Social Care

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care course is delivered by either distance, blended learning or as classroom based. You are expected to meet course requirements regardless of the method of delivery.

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care Course

You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 6 to 12 months. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £990. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £213 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £213.

On enrolment every candidate will be allocated an assessor who will also be their tutor and the first port of call for all assessments and learning needs. You will have access to resources, coursework, tutorials, events, forums, web conferences, and face-to-face sessions. We regularly host support sessions during the day, night and weekends.

You will be expected to participate in an induction session to fully understand how to use our learning management system (Access), locate resources and your coursework. This induction can either be face-to-face or online. You will need to have a discussion with your assessor to negotiate and agree your learning and assessment plan. You are expected here to discuss about any needs, targets, practical requirements (if applicable) and declare any prior learning you wish to be considered. Your assessor will draft your “Holistic Assessment Plan” which will reflect your needs. The plan will also contain information about assessments, ground rules and expected course end date.

Course Structure of the NVQ Level 5 Health and Social Care

You have to achieve a minimum of 80 credits to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF). Candidates must achieve 60 credits from the 17 mandatory units highlighted below and the remaining 20 credits from the optional units

Unit 1: Principles of leadership and management in adult care
Unit 2: Lead and manage a team within adult care
Unit 3: Governance and regulatory processes in adult care
Unit 4: Communication and information management in adult care
Unit 5: Partnership working in adult care
Unit 6: Outcomes based person centred practice in adult care
Unit 7: Manage continuous improvement in adult care
Unit 8: Equality, diversity and inclusion in adult care
Unit 9: Supervision and performance management in adult care
Unit 10: Resource management in adult care
Unit 11: Safeguarding and protection in adult care
Unit 12: Risk-taking and risk management in adult care
Unit 13: Managing concerns and complaints in adult care
Unit 14: Manageselfforleadership in adultcare
Unit 15: Decision making in adult care
Unit 16: Entrepreneurial skills in adult care
Unit 17: Innovation and change in adult care

Assessment of this Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Care

This Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which you have to compile and submit at the end of the course. You will be expected to complete some course work and participate in a number of assessment activities such as recorded discussions. Majority of your assessments will take in your workplace where a holistic approach will be taken to record your natural work activities and practice which will then be linked to the assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements for Registered Manager Course

This Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care course is open to anyone working in a health and social care setting who has management and leadership responsibilities. You will need to be at least 16 years old and have basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills in line with national occupational skills for care workers.

There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be in a job role appropriate to the chosen units.

You are also expected to have access to the internet, multimedia computer, printer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free software such as Open Office. You, however, need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

What can l do after completion?

This is a care management qualification and a professional diploma in its own right. You will also be able to progress to other qualifications in Management or health and social care sector.

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