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Overview of One-to-one Tutor Support for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)

TDL includes live tutorial support and coaching delivered via Zoom

Tutor-directed Blended Learning Support (TDL) with regular one-to-one live webinar tutorials, in addition to self-directed eLearning support, whereby the learner studies all the learning materials provided to them. 

This Learning Support option is suitable for students or learners who do not have previous management qualifications, and/or leadership qualification, or vocational leadership qualifications, or have not studied for a formal qualification for a long time, or prefer regular contact with the tutor, or where the gap is wide between the student’s current level of leadership and management knowledge and skills, and the expected level of skills and knowledge to demonstrate for Level 5 Diploma assessments. 

The TDL is suitable for learners who have never managed a care setting, or who are jumping from the role of Care Assistant or Senior Care Assistant to set up their own Domiciliary Care company as Directors. 

Learners who choose TDL, tutor-directed learning support, will receive at least 25 live one-to-one tutorials, at least one tutorial every month, or one tutorial every two weeks. In between live tutorials, TDL learners also receive intensive support. These will enable the learner to update their knowledge and skills to the required level/standard, before undertaking assessments within the Assessment Platform. 

This Tutor-directed Learning Support delivery option includes 25 extra live tutorials support, in addition to all the basic support available on the Self-directed Learning and Assessment option. 

The learner fully in charge of their own timetable with access to online resources on our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) for learning, and our e-Portfolio for assessments and assignments.  


About the Qualification 

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is the current Ofqual-accredited qualification for Registered Managers and is recognised by 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. 

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.  

This qualification is suitable for managers in 3 main types of regulated care settings:

Residential Care - This qualification is suitable for learners who have management responsibility for adults in a residential setting. This means those who manage residential care homes for adults, residential nursing homes for adults, and any other residential setting caring for adults. 

Community Care - This qualification is suitable for learners who have management responsibility in a range of non-residential care settings. This means managers of Domiciliary Care Agencies for adults, Day care services for adults, non-residential community-based services including services for people with learning disabilities and substance misuse services

Health Care -  This qualification is suitable for learners who have management responsibility for a health care setting in England that is regulated and inspected by CQC, under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. This means those who manage hospitals regulated and inspected by the CQC in England (both NHS hospitals and independent hospitals), GP surgeries, walk-in centres, out-of-hours services, dentists, ambulances, mental health services, hospices, and any other setting delivering healthcare. 

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is the Ofqual-recognised qualification that replaces the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (RQF), which expires on 31 December 2019. 

Learners studying the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) qualification develop the 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, and are fully compliant with the regulatory requirements.

What Course Fees cover

Course fees cover all training, learner support, assessments and feedback, and awarding body certification on completion.


Full Description of the qualification

You must live and work in England to do study for this qualification.

This accredited qualification is awarded by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC). 

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to manage, practise and lead others in adult care provision, in all care settings. 

Learners undertaking the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection through work-based learning opportunities.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) 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. 

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) currently runs concurrently with the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (RQF) as recognised qualifications for Registered Managers. 

On 31 December 2019, the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (RQF) expires to new registrations, and after that the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) will be the only recognised qualification for Registered Managers of all 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.

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. 


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


Usual job roles within care services for those working towards this qualification include:

  • Directors 
  • Nominated persons 
  • Managers 
  • Deputy managers, and Assistant managers  

And all those aspiring to those job roles or similar roles 


Programme Content – What you will study

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


Mandatory Units 

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 

Learners may achieve a maximum of 6 credits from this group. Learners usually study one or two units from this group.

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

Learners must achieve a minimum of 14 credits from this group. Learners usually study two or three units from this group.

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: 

Learners receive support with  the learner fully in charge of their own timetable. 

Learning Support includes: 

  • online learning materials 
  • Live tutorials webinars 
  • email support from tutor, 
  • Community and Peer support 
  • and other learning resources as required.


Assessments

The learner has access to our e-Portfolio for assessments and assignments. 

Your trainer/assessor will assist you in producing a portfolio of evidence that provides evidence of your knowledge and performance. 

Assessments are flexible and involve a variety of assessment methods to be chosen and used according to the learner's circumstances including: 

  • 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 – Duration of the course 

Flexible. Learners can complete the qualification as fast as they want, however learners must be aware that all assessments must be completed to the required Level 5 standard. 

This is a large qualification. There are at least 24 units to complete, requiring about 800 hours. 

Learners should choose their duration based on how much time daily they intend to commit to their studies. 

For example, if a learner chooses to complete in 9 months which is 35 weeks, then they should expect to study about 4 hours everyday, to complete their learning and assessments.

If a learner has not completed the qualification within their chosen duration,  extensions are available, subject to terms and conditions. 


What certificates do you get when you complete your course? 

On full completion of this qualification, 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). 


Career Path following completion 

Completing this qualification makes you fully qualified to manage a care facility, or health facility for adults or children. It makes you eligible for Registered Manager status with the CQC. 


Successful learners can also become Assessors and Tutors for delivering the qualification.


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