Course overview

NCFE Cache Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care City of Bristol College

This qualification is designed to support the development of registered managers of adult social care services.

The qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to work in adult social care and to have responsibility for leading and managing a service.

This will include managing and improving care and support for those accessing the service, supporting and developing the workforce, and driving the vision for their service or organisation.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This qualification is most suitable for those working in a managerial role in adult care settings who are looking to progress their career.

It is also appropriate for managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at level 5.

What you'll learn

It covers a wide range of topics including: 

  • Leadership and management.
  • Governance and regulatory processes.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Safeguarding, protection and risk.
  • Communication, relationships and partnership working.
  • Person-centred practice for positive outcomes.
  • Professional development, supervision and performance management.
  • Decision-making skills.
  • Entrepreneurial skills and innovation.
  • The management of specific services

Plus optional units around research, coaching, healthcare and clinical skills developed with and supported by Skills for Care, this qualification has been designed to meet the requirements for the new apprenticeship standard for Leader in Adult Care.

Course entry requirements

Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English or GCSE grade 4 or above Level 3 qualification in a related field.

Learners will need to be working in the role of deputy manager or manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

All units are internally assessed by the centre. Methods used could include:

  • Interpretation of knowledge from direct observation of practice in the workplace.
  • Witness evidence.
  • Professional discussion.
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations.
  • Written assignments.
  • Learner’s own plans and written records.
  • Learner log or reflective diary.
  • Observation.
  • Portfolio of evidence.
  • Scenario or case study.
  • Oral questioning

Future career and study opportunities

Learners can progress to a degree in a related discipline.

On completion, learners can progress to a wide range of job roles.

The following list is not all-inclusive but gives an idea of the opportunities available in adult care settings:

• Manager.

• Deputy manager.

• Assistant manager.

• Care broker.

•Case manager.

Additional costs

£4,670.00 fees for whole course.
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