The City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England) is aimed at candidates who work in Adult Care settings in the following roles:

  • Registered Managers
  • Managers
  • Assistant Managers
  • Deputy Managers

This qualification allows you to develop your managerial and care skills, making it ideal for those looking to become managers of Adult Care, Residential and Domiciliary services or to be an Advanced Practitioner.

The Level 5 Diploma is recognised by regulatory bodies such as the CQC as a requirement for anyone looking to take on a Registered Manager position and can be used to support your CQC application.


Course Structure

Through the Learning Assistant platform provided by City & Guilds, you can earn your qualification online while learning, developing and practicing the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Health & Social Care.

To gain the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care you must complete 11 mandatory units and 7 optional units, covering both your knowledge and your working practice. Your assessor will discuss the optional units with you and help you to decide which units would be beneficial to you.


Mandatory Units

Unit 501: Leadership and Management in Adult Care

Unit 502: Governance and Regulatory Processes

Unit 503: Communication and Information Management in Adult Care

Unit 504: Relationships and Partnership Working

Unit 505: Person-Centred Practice for Positive Outcomes

Unit 506: Professional Development, Supervision and Performance Management

Unit 507: Resource Management in Adult Care

Unit 508: Safeguarding, Protection and Risk

Unit 509: Managing Self

Unit 510: Decision Making in Adult Care

Unit 511: Service Improvement, Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Course Format

The learning material is provided electronically on the Learning Assistant Platform with a guidebook and assessment plan. The assessment team will monitor your progress to offer you support and guidance throughout your course. 



You will build up a portfolio of evidence in the form of written statements or “Reflective Accounts” along with supporting work products you have produced. Observations will be undertaken by a member of the Health & Social Care assessment team. You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties with whom you work. This may include a supervisor, line manager or other suitably qualified individuals who understand your job role and the standards you have to meet to obtain this level of qualification.

During the course of the qualification, the candidate should ideally work with at least two service users.



A member of the Health & Social Care assessment team will visit you in the workplace at some point during your course to undertake observations of you at work. These will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information in one visit as possible.


Age Restrictions

The City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England) is not approved for those under the age of 19.



Learners will receive 12 months access to their course. Average completion time for the Level 5 Diploma is 6-8 months.



You will receive full uncapped access to the TrustTeach Health & Social Care assessment team for 12 months. You can contact the assessment team via phone, email or over the Learning Assistant platform.  Our assessors work Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, and any messages sent outside of these hours will be picked up during normal working times.  

You will receive your e-cert within 1 week of completion and the hard copy of your certificate within 4 weeks of completion.



The cost of the course is £1395.00

Should you wish to pay in full by card you can receive 15% off the full cost of the course.  Use code PIF15 or call +44 (0)203 9002048.

Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.


Membership with Professional Bodies

Successful completion of this course allows you the opportunity to apply for membership with:

  • The Social Care Association
  • The Royal College of Nursing
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)