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BTEC Level 5 Leadership and Management in Adult Care

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The BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England) is for individuals in the role of leader/manager in adult care.

There are two main areas in this occupation that involve either operating as an advanced practitioner with high-level practice skills and knowledge, or as a manager with responsibility for managing community or residential-based services. Both roles have a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. Managers have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations. Advanced practitioners may have developed a high level of specialism in particular areas such as dementia, end of life, learning disabilities or mental health care.

This qualification gives individuals the opportunity to develop the technical skills, knowledge and understanding required to become competent in the job role. These cover the following areas: tasks and responsibilities; dignity and human rights; communication; safeguarding; health and wellbeing; professional development; and leadership.


On completion of the course you will achieve a nationally recognised Level 5 qualification which will confirm competence in the role of Registered Manager in residential and domiciliary care services.

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