Health and Social Care

Diploma in Leadership and Management (Adult Care)

Posted: 18th Nov, 2019

Sector: Health and Social Care

This qualification is endorsed by skills for care and has been approved as meeting the Skills for Care qualification specification for England.

The level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is a competence based qualification which has been developed with employers who provide adult care. It is a mandatory qualification requirement by CQC for all managers in the Health and Social Care sector.

This qualification is a must for all registered managers the content of which is current and reflects recent changes in the sector.

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What's Involved

The diploma itself is made up of several mandatory units including:

  • Governance and regulatory processes
  • Communication and information management in adult care
  • Relationship 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   

It is also made up of optional units which can be both tailored to either the manager's responsibilities and/or new subject areas.


Following enrolment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions, self-directed learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development but the course should usually take 12 months.

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Avenues of progression include:

  • Specialised qualifications that focus on particular areas of Health & Social Care


The course fees are £3500 per person. (VAT inclusive)

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