Optional units

Optional units for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care are completed in addition to the mandatory units to achieve the required credit level.

Below is a list of all optional units. Those that are hyperlinked (in blue) are clickable and will take you to additional resources for that unit.

We are endeavouring to include resources for as many optional units as possible, but this is a lengthy process!

List of Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People's Services

TitleCredits
Develop procedures and
practice to respond to
concerns and complaints
6
Recruitment and selection
within health and social
care or children and young
people's settings
3
Facilitate the development
of effective group practice
in health and social care or
children and young
people's settings
6
Facilitate coaching and
mentoring of practitioners
in health and social care or
children and young
people's settings
6
Manage induction in
health and social care or
children and young
people's settings
3
Facilitate change in health
and social care or children
and young people's
setting
6
Manage an interprofessional team in a
health and social care or
children and young
people's setting
7
Manage finance within
own area of responsibility
in health and social care or
children and young
people's setting
4
Manage quality in health
and social care or children
and young people's
setting
5
Develop and evaluate
operational plans for own
area of responsibility
6
Manage physical
resources
3
Understand partnership
working
1
Understand how to
manage a team
3
Understanding
professional supervision
practice
3
Understand the process
and experience of
dementia
3
Understand physical
disability
3
Understand the impact of
Acquired Brain Injury on
individuals
3
Understand sensory loss3
Principles of supporting
individuals with a learning
disability regarding
sexuality and sexual health
3
Manage domiciliary
services
6
Lead the management of
transitions
4
Lead positive behavioural
support
10
Develop provision for
family support
5
Lead support for disabled
children and young people
and their carers
8
Lead active support5
Active support: Lead
interactive training
4
Promote access to health
care for individuals with
learning disabilities
6
Promote good practice in
the support of individuals
with Autistic Spectrum
Conditions
7
Support families who are
affected by Acquired Brain
Injury
3
Support families who have
a child with a disability
3
Support the development
of community
partnerships
5
Support individuals to
access housing and
accommodation services
4
Support individuals at the
end of life
7
Work with families, carers
and individuals during
times of crisis
5
Implement the Positive
Behavioural Support
model
8
Support individuals to
access education, training
or employment
4
Promote awareness of
sensory loss
3
Support the use of
assistive technology
4
Explore models of
disability
5
Support individuals with
sensory loss with
communication
5
Support individuals with
multiple conditions and/or
disabilities
5
Support children's
speech, language and
communication
4
Understand the needs of
children and young people
who are vulnerable and
experiencing poverty and
disadvantage
5
Independent Mental
Capacity Advocacy
12
Independent Mental
Health Advocacy
7
Providing Independent
Advocacy Management
11
Providing Independent
Advocacy to Adults
5
Independent Advocacy
with Children and Young
People
7
Providing Independent
Mental Capacity Advocacy
- Deprivation of Liberty
Safeguards
5
Recognise indications of
substance misuse and
refer individuals to
specialists
4
Identify and act upon
immediate risk of danger
to substance misusers
4
Professional practice in
health and social care for
adults or children and
young people
6
Develop, maintain and use
records and reports
3
Support individuals to stay
safe from harm or abuse
4
Provide support to
children or young people
who have experienced
harm or abuse
6
Provide support to adults
who have experienced
harm or abuse
5
Lead and manage
infection prevention and
control within the work
setting
6
Lead and manage practice
in dementia care
6
Lead practice which
supports individuals to
take positive risks
4
Assess the needs of carers
and families
4
Lead practice in assessing
and planning for the
needs of families and
carers
3
Understand professional
management and
leadership in health and
social care or children and
young people's settings
6
Appraise staff
performance
5
Support people who are
providing homes to
individuals
6
Manage disciplinary
processes in health and
social care or children and
young people’s settings
6
Manage business redesign
in health and social care or
children or young peoples
services
5
Understand the factors
affecting older people
2
Understand Advance Care
Planning
3
Support the spiritual well
being of individuals
3
Support individuals during
the last days of life
5
Understand how to
support individuals during
last days of life
3
End of Life and dementia
care
2
Lead and manage end of
life care services
7
Lead a service that
supports individuals
through significant life
events
4
Provide information about
health and social care of
children and young
people’s services
3
Develop and evaluate
operational plans for own
area of responsibility
6
Manage physical
resources
3