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Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) - NEW


Who is this qualification for

This new qualification is aimed at those who manage care and support services within the adult care sector (England). The qualification aims to develop learners' skills and knowledge in leadership and management to ensure that services can respond fully to the needs and aspirations of those that use their provision. The qualification develops leadership skills, innovation and entrepreneurial skills, the importance of embedding robust values and commitment to partnership working.

This new qualification contains Skills for Care's minimum requirements for developing and confirming the competence of those who are working within adult care services in England as managers. 

This qualification will support the new Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship standard (once live).

There will be a period of dual running between this new qualification and the SASE apprenticeship qualification (Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) RQF).

More information relating to the current Level 5 Adult Social Care qualifications and apprenticeships is available here.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 800 hours and of this 582 are recommended as guided learning.

Topics covered

Mandatory topics include: principles of leadership and management, team leadership, principles governance, regulatory processes, communication and information management, partnership working, outcomes based person centred practice, equality, diversity and inclusion, continuous improvement, principles of professional development, supervision and performance management, resource management, safeguarding and protection, health and safety, risk taking and risk management, managing concerns and complaints, self-management for leadership, decision making, entrepreneurial skills, principles of innovation and change.

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence

Qualification Specification 

A full qualification specification is available for approved centres in the Download Area.