The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is a nationally recognised qualification for individuals working in a leadership/management role within the health and social care sector. It is a mandatory qualification for Registered Managers.
There are several registered awarding bodies (such as City & Guilds) that have designed the courses along with the learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The criteria (and unit numbers) can vary between awarding bodies. The courses are usually delivered and assessed by other training providers such as colleges in line with the rules and regulations of the awarding body.
The study guides provided here are based on the City & Guilds specification.
You may also find my tutorial on ESSAY WRITING FOR LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA to be useful.
New Level 5 (from 2020 onwards)
In 2020, the Level 5 qualification was replaced with a newer version that was created using a standard developed with Skills for Care and employers in the care sector. This qualification consists of 11 mandatory units and 7 optional units.
The 11 mandatory units are shown below:
- Leadership and management in adult care
- Governance and regulatory processes
- Communication and information management in adult care
- Relationships and partnership working
- Person-centred practice for positive outcomes
- Professional development, supervision and performance management
- Resource management in adult care
- Safeguarding, protection and risk
- Managing self
- Decision making in adult care
- Service improvement, entrepreneurship and innovation
- Optional units