Level 5 Diploma in Adult Care

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

This course is delivered flexibly through monthly 1-2-1 sessions with your assessor, arranged at a time and date to suit you. You will also communicate through Teams, emails, and phone appointments in between your monthly sessions to keep you on track to achieve your qualification.

Course Length

12-18 months.

  • Course Overview

    This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage practice and lead others in adult care services.

    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.
    • The qualification was developed with and supported by Skills for Care.


    How is this qualification structured?

    Learners must achieve the 20 mandatory units (75 credits) and the remaining 15 credits from the optional units to achieve a minimum of 90 credits in total.

  • Who is this course for?

    This qualification is most suitable for those working in a managerial role in adult care settings who are looking to progress in their career. It is also appropriate for managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at Level 5.

  • Course Benefits
    • Recognised qualification (Accredited).
    • Fully funded through Adult Learning Loan.
    • Delivered on a 1-2-1 basis.
    • Excellent support from assessors and trainers.
  • Entry Requirements

    Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles.

    It is also recommended that they hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.

    Learners will need to have good written English skills to cope with the demands of the assessment.

    You must also live in the UK.

  • Assessment Methods

    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.
    • Observation.
    • Portfolio of evidence.
    • Scenario or case study oral questioning.

    Grading of all units will be Achieved or Not Yet Achieved.

  • Qualifications

    Level 5 Diploma in Adult Care, NCFE.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    Learners can progress to a degree in a related Health and Social Care discipline. Gaining this qualification can also support progression to higher-level leadership roles in the sector.

  • Location

    Delivered online and face to face as appropriate.

  • Price and Funding

    Price £4,687.

    This course is funded through the Advanced Learning Loan, subject to eligibility criteria. Visit the Government Website for more information: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    Alternatively, you can self-fund. Payments in instalments are available.

    You will be advised regarding your eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

  • Age Requirements

    19 or over.

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