Franhen Consultancy

Vocational Qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult

Aims and Objective:

This qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services. It has six pathways – three for those working with adults and three for those working with children and young people – and covers a wide range of topics including:

  • safeguarding and protection
  • managing care services
  • supporting development and partnership working
  • contributing to broader activities such as change programmes and recruitment
  • complying with quality systems and continuously improving quality
  • developing and carrying out policy
  • promoting and developing best practice
  • care management.

The Management pathways are most suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve a minimum of 95 credits:
80 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 15 credits from the optional units

Entry requirements / Recommendations:

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 will hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.

Assessment Methods:

All units are internally assessed.

Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units, as well as the whole qualification through a portfolio of evidence. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of learner by Assessor
  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work environments
  • Written assignments
  • Learner’s own work products.