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The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) was previously known as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (RQF).
Our fees for this course start from £75 per month.
The RRP is £2640.
We charge either £1206 (paid over 12 months) or £1368 (paid over 18 months) for the full qualification.
Once the agreed number of payments are completed, there are no other charges.
This is not a government funded programme, and therefore no government funding available. The Learner pays the course fees.
We offer the fullLevel 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) in 2 monthly payment plans. There is no credit check and no interest, just the qualification fees paid in monthly instalments.
Learners should choose one payment plan.
12 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 12 months is £1206.
Pay £18 now to enrol, and then remaining £1188 is paid in 12 monthly payments of £99/month
18 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 18 months is £1368.
Pay £18 now to enrol, and then remaining £1350 paid in 18 monthly payments of £75/month
The monthly payment plan covers everything required for the full qualification, including teaching and learning support, assessments/exams and feedback, quality assurance, and certification.
Once the number of monthly instalments are paid, there are no other charges.
About the Qualification
It is the Ofqual-accredited qualification and is recognised by CQC and Skills For Care as the qualification for Managers of care and support services for adults that are regulated and inspected by the CQC in England.
Key facts of Ofqual Accreditation
Qualification number: 603/3594/4
Learning aim reference: 60335944
Credit value: 80 minimum
Assessment method: Portfolio of evidence
Guided learning hours (GLH): 582
Total qualification time (TQT): 800
the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF), covers all the knowledge and skills requirements of managers in various care settings regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), whether health care or social care, according to the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
Completing the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) enables the manager to:
- Confirm occupational competence and "licence to practice" as Registered Manager.
- Confirm competence in an occupational role to the Registered Manager standards as required
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is the updated version of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (RQF) which it replaces as the recognised qualifications for Registered Managers.
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is now the only recognised qualification for Registered Managers of all adult care settings, such as residential care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care agencies, nursing care agencies, day care settings for adults, and job roles and similar care settings.
Note: Those working in Residential Childcare, either as a team leader, manager or supervisor, should enrol onto our Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (RQF)
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is nationally recognised and is based on the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the Skills for Care Management Induction Standards (MIS). The NOS, MIS, assessment principles and qualification structure are owned by the Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care.
The aim of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is to guide and assess the knowledge and skills relating to leadership and management within adult care. Learners undertaking this qualification will be working in a managerial role in a variety of adult care settings.
As learners engage with the units of this qualification, they will learn more about how to develop leadership and management skills. As a leader in adult care, the learner will become an important role model for others, inspiring staff and raising aspirations. Learners will be able to respond to drivers in adult care through strong leadership, values base, innovation, and business insight.
E-Learning and Assessment option includes basic support with online learning materials and assessment, with the learner fully in charge of their own timetable.
The learner has full access to online resources on our Online Learning System for learning, and our e-Portfolio for assessments and assignments.
Why Choose Courses For Jobs?
- Learning and Assessment activities not affected by COVID-19. It is business as usual at Courses For Jobs.
- Flexible monthly Payment plans. No Credit Checks.
- Fully Ofqual-accredited qualifications with pathway choices of your own.
- 24-hour access to Online Learning System and Online Assessment System
- 24-hour Access to ePortfolio with assessments for 6 years, even after completion
- Tutor-Supported Learning with Online, Distance and Blended Learning components
- Learners have access to all their assignments, even when paying by monthly payment plan.
- Flexible assessment methods and observation
- Responsive online tutor and assessor support.
- Duration can be extended without additional fees.
- On site, Internal Verifier (IV), Internal Quality Assurer (IQA), Moderator.
- EQA (External Quality Assurer) login access to ePortfolios speeds up Awarding Body Certifications
- Inclusive Learning Resources for Ease of study.
- Technical support team available Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00
- Multiple ways to contact us including email, online messaging, phone calls, text messaging etc.
- Support and advice for job search and employability, as required
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF), covers all the knowledge and skills requirements of managers in various care settings regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England, whether health care or social care, according to the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
You must live and work in England to do study for this qualification.
Usual job roles for those working towards this qualification include:
- Nominated persons
- Deputy managers, and Assistant managers
- Care Coordinators
- Team Leaders and Supervisors
- all those aspiring to those job roles or similar roles
Study Programme Content
To complete the Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF), learners must complete a minimum of 80 credits along the following Awarding Body Rules of Combination:
• all units contained within the mandatory group totaling 60 credits
• a minimum of 20 credits across the optional groups:
o a maximum of 6 credits from optional group A
o the remaining credits from optional group B, minimum of 14 credits
1 - Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care
2 - Team Leadership in Adult Care
3 - Principles of Governance in Adult Care
4 - Principles of Regulatory Processes for Adult Care
5 - Communication and Information Management in Adult Care
6 - Partnership working in Adult Care
7 - Outcomes based person centred practice in Adult Care
8 - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Adult Care
9 - Continuous Improvement in Adult Care
10 - Principles of Professional Development in Adult Care
11 - Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care
12 - Principles of Resource Management in Adult Care
13 - Safeguarding and Protection in Adult Care
14 - Health and Safety in Adult Care
15 - Risk taking and risk management in Adult Care
16 - Managing Concerns and Complaints in Adult Care
17 - Self-management for leadership in Adult Care
18 - Decision making in Adult Care
19 - Entrepreneurial skills in Adult Care
20 - Principles of innovation and change in adult care
Optional group A
Achieve a maximum of 6 credits from this group, being 1 - 2 units.
21 - Understand the process and experience of dementia
22 - Understand Physical disability
23 - Understand sensory loss
24 - Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on Individuals
25 - Understand Advance Care Planning
26 - Understand how to support individuals during the last days of life
27 - Understand how to manage a team
28 - Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector
29 - Understand partnership working
30 - Understand the factors affecting older people
Optional group B
Achieve a minimum of 14 credits from this group, being 2 - 3 units.
31 - Assess the individual in a health and social care setting
32 - Manage domiciliary services
33 - Support the use of assistive technology
34 - Lead and manage group living for adults
35 - Lead and manage end of life care services
36 - Support individuals during the last days of life
37 - Providing Independent Advocacy to Adults
38 - Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy
39 - Lead the management of transitions
40 - Lead and manage infection prevention and control within the work setting
41 - Recruitment and selection within health and social care settings
42 - Manage induction in health and social care settings
43 - Manage quality in health and social care settings
44 - Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints
45 - Manage physical resources
46 - Manage finance within own area of responsibility in a health and social care setting
47 - Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
48 - Explore models of disability
49 - Facilitate change in health and social care settings
50 - Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health and social care settings
51 - Professional practice in health and social care for adults
52 - Active support: lead interactive training
53 - Manage an inter-professional team in health and social care settings
54 - Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
55 - Develop, maintain and use records and reports
56 - Promote professional development
57 - Use and develop systems that promote communication
58 - Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
59 - Lead active support
60 - Lead person centred practice
61 - Lead practice which supports individuals to take positive risks
62 - Lead and manage practice in dementia care
63 - Support individuals with sensory loss with communication
64 - Promote awareness of sensory loss
65 - Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
66 - Lead a service that supports individuals through significant life events
67 - Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
68 - Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misusers
69 - Promote access to healthcare for individuals with learning disabilities
70 - Promote good practice in the support of individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
71 - Independent Mental Health Advocacy
Training and Learning:
The learner is fully in charge of their own timetable and receive support comprising:
- online learning materials
- email support from tutor,
- telephone support
- and other learning resources as required.
The learner has access to ePortfolio for assessments and assignments, with support and feedback from the assessor to create a portfolio of evidence of knowledge and performance.
A variety of assessment methods include written questions, oral questioning, professional discussions, observation of work-based performance, work-based evidence, personal statements reflective accounts, witness testimony, and more.
How long does it take to complete the course
Many learners complete within 12 and 18 months, but can take up to 24 months.
Faster completion is also possible.
What certificates do you get?
On full completion the learner will receive the full Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF), issued by Highfield Qualifications (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance - HABC).
Who is this course for?
Usual job roles for those working towards this qualification include:
- Nominated persons
- Deputy managers, and Assistant managers
- Team Leaders
- Care Coodinators
And all those aspiring to those job roles or similar roles
Some Questions (Q) asked by prospective students and our Answers (A):
Q: "Can I start the course before getting a managerial job, as it seems nobody employs someone who does not have experience and qualifications?"
A: Yes you can! Even if you are working as a senior care assistant or senior support worker, you can enrol now & start studying. The qualification has 25 units, comprising knowledge units, skills units, & combined knowledge & skills units. If you complete 1-2 units a month, it will take you between 12 to 25 months to complete everything. You start with the knowledge units & complete your assignments. Then move on to the knowledge parts of the combined units, & do the skills units last. By 12 to 15 months you would have moved on to a management job, and this enable you complete all the skills units.
Q: "How long does it take to complete the course?"
A: Between 12 & 24 months depending on the learner/student. Some people study diligently, do their assignments & assessments quickly & complete in 12 months. And some people leave their coursework unattended & it takes them longer to finish the qualification. If a learner completes 2 units/month it will take 13 months to complete everything.
Q: "I am currently working as a Team Leader. Can I do this course?."
A: Yes you can. If you manage and supervise others, either as a team leader, or deputy manager, or manager, you will be able to provide work-based evidence of your practical skills at work.
Q: "I'm a senior care assistant. Can l do this course, even though all my work is through agency?"
A: Yes, you can do this course if your tasks at work include supervising & managing other staff. Whether you are employed directly by your employer or they employ you through an agency doesn't matter. The content of your job role is more important. This course requires you to provide evidence of competence in practical tasks of leading, managing & supervising people. If you do all that in your current role as Senior Care Assistant then you can successfully get through the course.
Q: "I am head of care. Can this be completed in less than 12 months?"
A: The learner determines the time it takes to complete the qualification. If you complete all your assessments to the required Level 5 standard in less than 12 months, then yes. Your job should enable you to provide work-based evidence to prove your skills & competence to the required standard.
Q: "I previously managed a small team two years ago. Can I complete the criteria if I do not manage anyone in my present role?
A: No, the work-based evidence must be current, as in the evidence must be generated from the current job, not something you did years ago. If you want to study for this qualification, you should get a role as a manager or deputy manager in a care setting, either residential care, or domiciliary/community care, or related care setting for adults. You can start the course now, but within a few months you should have a job where you lead, manage, and supervise staff, in order to generate the required evidence to prove your competence.
You must live and work in England.
Learners need to have access to a computer/laptop/tablet with internet access, to be able to use the e-Portfolio.
Learners need to be employed in a suitable role within the health and social care or children and young people’s sector. Those not in a management or supervisory role should move to such a job role in order to evidence their skills and competence.
We advise that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy (or equivalent) to undertake this qualification.
Completing this qualification makes you fully qualified to manage a care facility, or health facility. It makes you eligible for Registered Manager status with the CQC.
You can further progress to Regional/Operations Manager, to manage a group of care settings, or own a care business.
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