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

  • Skills for Care Approved
  • Accepted by CQC
  • CQC Registered Manager
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  • Qual No: 610/0955/6
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About this Course

Are you currently working in an adult health and social care setting and aspiring to reach managerial heights or are you considering opening your own care home? The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is your gateway to achieving these goals.

Course Overview:

  • Ideal for Aspiring Managers: Tailored for candidates currently in, or preparing for, managerial roles in Adult Health and Social Care settings.
  • Flexible Online Learning: Our distance learning course can be completed online through our user-friendly portal in 12 – 18 months.
  • Assessment Methods: Your dedicated assessor will evaluate your progress through various methods, including written assignments, work product evidence, professional discussions, witness testimonies, and observation.
  • Key Learning Objectives: You'll gain essential skills such as team leadership, promoting professional practice in Adult care, and implementing policies and procedures.
  • CQC and Skills for Care Approval: Successful completion leads to the prestigious Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF), an accredited qualification recognised by CQC and approved by Skills for Care.
  • Unlock Your Potential: Holders of this qualification are eligible to register with CQC as a Registered Manager.

Expanded Benefits: With this highly sought-after qualification, you open doors to a world of career opportunities, including:

  • Management Roles: Ascend the career ladder into managerial positions.
  • Social Work: Contribute to the welfare of your community through social work.
  • Care Coordination: Play a pivotal role in coordinating care services.
  • Mental Health Support: Make a meaningful impact in the field of mental health.
  • Support Worker: Continue your journey as a dedicated support worker.


Not Yet in a Managerial Position?: If you're not currently in a managerial role but work in a health and social care setting, we recommend considering our Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care RQF as an excellent starting point for your professional development.

Units covered can be found in the FAQ's below. 



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Why take this course?


A Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care offers diverse career paths, including management roles overseeing staff and operations and social work involving assisting individuals and families in need through assessment, care planning, and service connections.


This TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual, Accredited by Training Qualifications UK, and Accepted by major regulatory bodies such as CQC and Skills for Care.


There are no formal entry requirements for this health and social care course; however, candidates should have a job secured as a care manager, team leader or supervisor in a health and social care environment for adults and must be at least 19 years of age to begin.

Work as a Care Manager in Health and Social Care

Working in health and social care as a regsitered care manager carries many great benefits. You will be making a difference to an adult's life, assisting them with the basic and essential requirements that everyone deserves. As a Care Manager in health and social care, you will have the opportunity to coordinate and manage a team of carers, care assistants or support workers. Care managers play a huge part in the service users' life by ensuring that the carers have an in-depth understanding of the care standards and ensuring that all policies and procedures are adhered to.

Key Information

Course Duration

This Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care course can be completed in just 9 – 12 months; however, candidates will have a total of 18 months should they wish to pace themselves.

Course Location

The course is completed as a distance learning course based on our online learning portal. You can complete your online health and social care course whenever and wherever you like, as long as you have an internet connection.

Course Support

Throughout your journey, your assessor will be available to support you on your course over the phone, by email and through our messing system. All our assessors have years of experience working in health and social care and will have an in-depth understanding of the qualification you are completing.


Where can I find course units?

Mandatory Units

TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care


Unit 1: Leadership and Management in Adult Care - L/650/2668

  • Understand leadership and management theories and styles in adult care. 
  • Understand leadership and management in adult care.


Unit 2: Governance and Regulatory Processes in Adult Care. - M/650/2669

  • Understand legislation and statutory guidance that underpins adult care provision.
  • Understand internal governance arrangements within own adult care organisation.
  • Understand systems and requirements for the regulation of adult care services.
  • Understand the inspection process in adult social care
  • Understand the inspection process in own adult care service.


Unit 3: Effective Decision Making in Adult Care. - Y/650/2670

  • Understand effective decision making in adult care.
  • Be able to demonstrate effective decision-making in adult care.


Unit 4: Business and Resource Management for Adult Care - A/650/2671

  • Understand the principles for effective resource management for adult care.
  • Understand the principles of effective human resource management for adult care.
  • Understand market provision in adult care.


Unit 5: Team Leadership within Adult Care - D/650/2672

  • Be able to provide leadership for a team within adult care.
  • Be able to manage teamwork within adult care.


Unit 6: Team Leading and Development for Adult Care - F/650/2673

  • Understand principles of learning and professional development in adult care.
  • Be able to lead learning and professional development practices for adult care.


Unit 7: Supervising Others in Adult Care - H/650/2674

  • Understand the purpose and practice of professional supervision in adult care settings.
  • Be able to provide regular professional supervision in adult care settings.


Unit 8: Safeguarding in Adult Care - J/650/2675

  • Understand requirements for safeguarding in adult care.
  • Be able to lead the implementation of practices, policies, and procedures to support safeguarding in adult care.


Unit 9: Understand Mental Capacity for Adult Care - K/650/2676

  • Understand mental capacity and consent in adult care.
  • Understand the use and impact of restrictive practices in adult care.


Unit 10: Work in Partnerships in Adult Care - L/650/2677

  • Understand the context of relationships and partnerships working in adult care.
  • Be able to lead effective relationships with individuals, carers and families in adult care.
  • Know how to manage relationships with colleagues in own setting to achieve positive outcomes for individuals in adult care.
  • Be able to work in partnerships with professionals and other agencies in adult care.


Unit 11: Manage Comments and Complaints in Adult Care - M/650/2678

  • Understand the management of comments and complaints in adult care.
  • Be able to lead practice in listening and responding to comments and complaints in adult care.


Unit 12: Leading the Vision in Adult Care - R/650/2679

  • Understand how to develop a vision for the adult care service
  • Be able to lead commitment and implementation of the vision and future direction of the adult care service.


Unit 13: Continuous Improvement and Change in Adult Care - A/650/2680

  • Understand continuous quality improvement in adult social care.
  • Be able to lead continuous improvement in practice.
  • Be able to lead a culture that supports innovation and change to improve outcomes for individuals.
  • Understand how to implement effective change.


Unit 14: Effective Communication in Adult Care - D/650/2681

  • Know how to use communication skills to achieve positive interactions.
  • Know how to manage and resolve conflict in adult care.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with others in adult care.
  • Be able to develop communication practices that promote positive outcomes.
  • Understand mental capacity and consent in adult care.


Unit 15: Handling information in Adult Care - F/650/2682

  • Understand effective information management in adult care.
  • Implement systems for effective information management.


Unit 16: Leading Person-Centred Practice in Adult Care - H/650/2683

  • Understand person-centred, outcomes-based practice in adult care.
  • Understand the value of person-centred practice in partnership working to enabling individuals to achieve their desired outcomes.
  • Be able to lead practice to facilitate positive outcomes for individual through person- centred practices in adult care.
  • Be able to lead implementations of practices, policies, and procedures to manage risk and positive risk-taking.
  • Understand positive risk - taking in context of supporting individuals in adult care.
  • Understand the role of relationships in promoting health and wellbeing.


Unit 17: Health and Wellbeing in Adult Care - J/650/2684

  • Be able to lead a culture that promotes individuals wellbeing and independence in all aspects of day-to-day practice.
  • Understand the importance of promoting individuals’ health and wellbeing.
  • Be able to lead practice in promoting individuals’ health and wellbeing.


Unit 18: Importance of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Adult Care - K/650/2685

  • Understand equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights.
  • Be able to lead a culture that promotes, values, and celebrates equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights.


Unit 19: Health and safety in Adult Care - L/650/2686

  • Understand health and safety requirements in adult social care.
  • Be able to lead the implementation of health and safety requirements in adult social care.
  • Understand effective risk management in adult care.
  • Be able to lead the implementation of policies, procedures, and practices to effectively manage risk in adult care.


Unit 20: Continuous Development in Adult Care - M/650/2687

  • Know how to demonstrate commitment to own development.
  • Know how to demonstrate commitment to self- awareness.
  • Be able to manage own workload effectively.


Unit 21: Importance of Personal Wellbeing in Adult Care - R/650/2688

  • Understand own wellbeing
  • Know how to maintain and improve own wellbeing.
  • Know how to manage own stress and anxiety.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining and improving own wellbeing.


How it works

Step 1: Course Enrolment - you will need to complete a short enrolment and telephone induction to start


Step 2: Starting the course - your assessor will introduce themselves and issue you with your first assessment plan


Step 3: Submitting Work - when you have completed an assignment, you can upload it to your course portal for your assessor to mark your work and give you feedback. Feedback will be displayed on your portal and emailed to you for ease of reference


Step 4: Getting Help - when you need help, you can contact your assessor with questions any time as well as being able to get in touch with our customer support team between 9 am and 6 pm Mon - Fri


Step 5: Completion - once you and your assessor are confident that you have met the criteria in each unit, your portfolio goes into the IQA stage which takes approximately 9-12 weeks. After this stage, we will be able to claim your certificate.

How do I log into my course?

Approximately 15 minutes after purchase, you will receive your login details (Please check Spam folder) by email, including a link and instructions to log into your course. You can also find your learning portal by clicking on the ‘student login’ button on our website or by clicking here; lms.thelearningstation.co.uk. 

When will I have my induction?

You will get a call to arrange your induction within days of completing the enrolment process. the induction will go through your chosen course, advise on suitability, Help you choose your optional units, and pathways, explain what is expected from your work, provide training on the use of our system and answer any questions that you have. The Induction will take place over the phone.

When will my work get marked?

You can expect any work submitted to be marked within 14 days marking and feedback may take longer if you submit more than 3 assignments in a month.

Are there any classes or learning materials?

All our courses are delivered online so no Classroom learning, We have some learning resources but as our qualifications are vocational and work-based courses, you are expected to conduct research and gain skills, knowledge and understanding from your working environment. Your assessor will provide you with assessment plans, which may include guidance and materials, as well as provide constructive feedback on the work that you complete.


When will I hear from my tutor/assessor?

Your assessor will provide you with assessment plans with work to complete, as well as their contact information. They will not reach out to you if you are not doing your work, you need to get in touch if you are having trouble with your assignments.

Your assessor should respond to any messages from you within just 3-working days, but it is usually sooner. If you have sent your assessor a message and you haven’t heard back from them, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

How will I be Assessed

This qualification requires an assessment of both competence and knowledge. Throughout your Level 5 Leadership and Management for Adult Care RQF course, you will be assessed through a variety of methods:

  • Written assignments and coursework
  • Having a manager or colleague complete a witness testimony of tasks completed in a workplace
  • Direct observations of you carrying out work-related tasks
  • Professional discussions over the phone
  • Supplying us with work product evidence.


When will I get my certificate?

On completion of your course, there are steps that we must take to quality assure your qualification to then send to the awarding organisation.

1. The Assessor must review your work in full before submitting it to our IQA, this usually takes around 2 weeks.


2. The IQA will review any requests within 1-months, but this is usually sooner. If there are actions on your portfolio it will be sent to the assessor for them to complete, and then these steps will be repeated.


3. Once the IQA has quality checked and approved your portfolio for external sampling by the awarding body, the office will submit the claim for your certificate within 5 working days.


4. The awarding body will usually issue a certificate within 2-weeks from this point; however, they may request sampling of your work, in which case it can be up to one month.


5. The usual duration is 2-3 months from completion.

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