NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care
About this qualification
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.
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
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.
Who is it suitable 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 are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners will need to be at least 19 years of age. It is also recommended that they hold a level 3 qualification or above in a related area.
How is this qualification structured?
Learners must achieve 80 credits from the 20 mandatory units and a minimum of 15 credits from the optional units to achieve a minimum of 95 credits in total.
How is it 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
• portfolio of evidence
• scenario or case study
• oral questioning
Grading of all units will be achieved or not yet achieved.
How long will it take to complete this qualification?
The qualification can usually be completed within 18 to 24 months.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
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.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
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:
• deputy manager
• assistant manager
• care broker
• case manager
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
Leadership and Management in Adult Care (R/650/1921)
Team Leadership in Adult Care (T/650/1922)
Resource Management in Adult Care (A/650/1924)
Governance of Adult Care (D/650/1925)
Regulatory Processes for Adult Care (F/650/1926)
Communication and Information Management in Adult Care (H/650/1927)
Partnership Working in Adult Care (J/650/1928)
Outcomes-Based and Person-Centred Practice in Adult Care (K/650/1929)
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Adult Care (R/650/1930)
Continuous Improvement in Adult Care (T/650/1931)
Professional Development in Adult Care (Y/650/1932)
Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care (D/650/1934)
Safeguarding in Adult Care (F/650/1935)
Health and Safety in Adult Care (H/650/1936)
Risk-Taking and Risk Management in Adult Care (K/650/1938)
Managing Comments, Concerns and Complaints in Adult Care (L/650/1939)
Manage Own Professional Development and Personal Wellbeing (F/650/1953)
Decision-Making in Adult Care (H/650/1954)
Market Provision and Integrated Approaches in Adult Care (J/650/1955)
Innovation and Change in Adult Care (K/650/1956)
Advocacy in Adult Care (L/650/1957)
Assistive Technology in Adult Care (M/650/1958)
Digital Skills in Adult Care (R/650/1959)
Group Living in Adult Care (A/650/1960)
Healthcare and Clinical Skills in Adult Care (D/650/1961)
Mental Capacity in Adult Care (F/650/1962)
Specialist Areas of Care (H/650/1963)
Sexuality and Sexual Health in Adult Care (J/650/1964)
Transitions in Adult Care (L/650/1966)
Business Development for Adult Care (R/650/1968)
Coaching and Mentoring in Adult Care (L/650/1975)
Induction in Adult Care (M/650/1976)
Manage Finance and Budgets in Adult Care (R/650/1977)
Recruitment, Selection and Retention in Adult Care (T/650/1978)
Research in Adult Care (Y/650/1979)