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Diploma in Leadership & Management in Adult Care

This diploma is designed to support workers at a higher level so that they can meet service and delivery demands as well as leading the setting workforce. The components of this course are a combined diploma of both competency and knowledge. The course content is delivered with some taught group sessions, some online content and a high level of support to help you succeed.

The course consists of both mandatory and optional units. Optional units will specifically relate to your care setting to enable you to maximise the impact of your learning in the workplace.

Topics covered in the mandatory unit group include:
– Promoting professional development
– Championing equality, diversity and inclusion
– Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
– Recruitment and selection
– Lead person-centred practice

The optional units include a wide variety of subjects, including:
– Managing physical resources
– Understanding how to manage a team
– Managing domiciliary services
– Leading the management of transitions
– Developing provision for family support
– Supporting individuals at the end of life
– Supporting individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities

The optional units combined with the core is designed to enable you to personalise this high-level qualification to the needs of your setting. You will develop transferable and relevant skills for the modern health and social care sector.

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01/08/2022 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB572L
Level : Level 5
Duration : 2 Years

Cost : * Total Fee £2882

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Course details


No formal assessment is required.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be in suitable employment in a management role.


Upon completion of this course, you may wish to progress onto a qualification specific to your work context. A wide range of qualifications are available for use within the social care sector.

Facilities and resources

You will be assigned a personal tutor, with relevant industry experience, who will support you throughout the programme. We utilise online learning platforms and will show you how to access these. This enables you to study at home flexibly as well as attending group seminar sessions. As a student of the college, you will also have full access to the college facilities.


Q: Do I have to be a manager to do this course?

A: You must have managerial responsibilities to be able to show competence

Q: What happens if I leave my employer?

A: If you move employers to a similar role within a specified time frame and your new employer is happy for you to continue with the course, then we will move with you.

Q: How do I know what optional units to choose?

A: Your tutor will look at your own personal requirements and guide you as to which units will be the most beneficial for you as an individual.

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Starting Date : 01/08/2022
Course Code : PTB572L North Devon campus Apply

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