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Level 5 Leader in Adult Care (19+ course only)

Level 5 Leader in Adult Care


Central Campus


Course summary

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.  

Duration of the course:

18 months

Course requirements

You will have completed a relevant Level 3 qualification/apprenticeship in a healthcare-related subject and be working in a suitable healthcare environment. Learners will have GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent.

You will have an initial assessment prior to enrolling and prior work experience assessed.

Learners gaining this qualification will undertake 20 mandatory units enabling them to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas; principles of leadership and management, team leadership, principles governance, regulatory processes, communication and information management, partnership working, outcomes based person centered 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.


This course will be delivered as a day release programme. You will be expected to attend one session per month – this will either be via Teams or face to face delivery at Sandwell College – Main Campus, and day release element of the course will count toward the mandatory 20% off the job.

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective Accounts
  • Per-peer feedback
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Portfolio of evidence

Individuals achieving this qualification can choose to progress onto specialist qualifications in adult care or healthcare.


Career routes:

Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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