Adult Care Leadership & Management Level 5 Diploma

Name of Course

TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

The qualification is suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be in a job role appropriate to the chosen units.

Qualification Purpose

The purpose of the TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is to develop the knowledge and skills required by managers and leaders. Achieving the qualification should enable learners to innovate and respond to a changing environment and to meet challenges and opportunities within the sector.

The content links with requirements for the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Leadership and Management in Care Services.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Principles of leadership and management in adult care 5 20 3
Lead and manage a team within adult care 5 36 5
Governance and regulatory processes in adult care 5 30 4
Communication and information management in adult care 5 24 3
Partnership working in adult care 4 26 4
Outcomes based person centred practice in adult care 5 29 4
Manage continuous improvement in adult care 5 16 3
Equality, diversity and inclusion in adult care 5 34 4
Supervision and performance management in adult care 5 25 4
Resource management in adult care 5 25 3
Safeguarding and protection in adult care 5 37 4
Risk-taking and risk management in adult care 5 33 4
Managing concerns and complaints in adult care 5 20 3
Manage self for leadership in adult care 4 20 3
Decision making in adult care 5 20 3
Entrepreneurial skills in adult care 5 30 4
Innovation and change in adult care 5 15 2

In addition to the mandatory units, there are 52 optional units that you would be required to choose from for completing the course. Optional units can be selected which relate specifically to the setting/role (you require a minimum of 20 credits from the optional units). Please click here to access the optional units list.

Length of Course

Total Qualification Time for this course is 800 Hours over 6-9 months.


The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks and an assessment in the workplace.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to further qualifications within the social care sector or other parts of the sector, for example moving from adults’ advanced practice to adults’ residential management or move to the Children and Young People’s Workforce sector or the Health sector, completing additional sector and job-relevant units within the diploma.

Learners may also use the qualification for entry, credit transfer or advanced standing for a qualification higher education institution

Learners may also progress to other specific job roles such as:

  • Care manager
  • Officers in charge/registered manager
  • Day services manager

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

In order to receive certification for the course, a total of 80 credits must be achieved. The mandatory units listed in the Mandatory Units/Course Content section carry a total of 60 credits. Therefore, a minimum of 20 credits from the optional units must be completed for obtaining the diploma certification.

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