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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management For Adult Care


This Diploma will help you gain a deeper understanding of statutory frameworks, standards and Codes of Practice in addition to developing your knowledge of risk management, the theories of change, performance management and tools and strategies to enhance communication including the use of technology. You will also gain the skills you need as a manager to implement strategies to develop systems and processes and leader and support others to work in a person-centred way, manage resources and deliver complex care and support.

You will learn to be responsible for creating a supportive culture that values initiative and innovation and recognises the variety of skills of all team members within the service. You will ensure that the policies and procedures required to ensure the well-being and quality of life of the service users are followed and the values of your business are adopted by all team members.

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’;s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.


This qualification is for those of you who are currently in a deputy role and are looking to move into higher management, or for a Registered Manager who is looking to gain a relevant qualification.

You will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. You may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience, and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change. A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing community or residential based services.

This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself.
You may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager.
You will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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