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Level: 5

Location: Other

Years: 2

Weeks: 78


Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 2882.00*

Adult Loan Amount: 2882.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England) allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care in England. 

To gain the 3080-50 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, you must achieve 18 units in total (11 mandatory and 7 optional). Your allocated assessor will discuss this with you.

The course runs between 12-18 months depending on your experience, skills and knowledge.

Entry requirements

You need to have a high standard of English and should be employed as a supervisor or manager in a care setting. 

Course Content

Mandatory Units 

501: Leadership and Management in Adult Care

502: Governance and regulatory processes (assignment based)

503: Communication and information management in Adult Care

504: Relationships and partnership working

505: Person-centred practice for positive outcomes

506: Professional development, supervision and performance management

507: Resource management in Adult Care

508: Safeguarding, protection and risk

509: Managing self

510: Decision-making in Adult Care

511: Service improvement, entrepreneurship and innovation

There is a range of optional units to choose from for this qualification. Your assessor will help you choose the best units to suit your requirements.


CQC Requirements

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is recognised as a professional management qualification for the Health and Social care sector. 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via:

  • Observations
  • Products of work
  • Assignments 
  • Professional discussions 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The cost of the Level 5 programme is £2,000 or you could apply for a student loan. Your assessor will support you with the application.

What can I do after this course?

You can advance to a Level 7 qualification.


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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing. But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career. Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.
Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals. A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital. And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.
Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia. Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.

It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'

It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.

I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.

It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.


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