The NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (603/2422/3) is aimed at candidates who are working in a managerial role in adult care settings who are looking to progress their career.


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 20 mandatory units and choose from a wide range of 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 1A: Leadership and Management in Adult Care

Unit 1B: Team Leadership in Adult Care

Unit 7A: Resource Management in Adult Care

Unit 2A: Governance of Adult Care

Unit 2B: Regulatory Processes for Adult Care

Unit 3A: Communication and Information Management in Adult Care

Unit 4A: Partnership Working in Adult Care

Unit 5A: Outcomes-Based Person-Centred Practice in Adult Care

Unit 5B: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Adult Care

Unit 5C: Continuous Improvement in Adult Care

Unit 6A: Professional Development in Adult Care

Unit 6B: Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care

Unit 8A: Safeguarding and Protection in Adult Care

Unit 8B: Health and Safety in Adult Care

Unit 8C: Risk-Taking and Risk Management in Adult Care

Unit 8D: Managing Concerns and Complaints in Adult Care

Unit 9A: Manage Self in Adult Care

Unit 10A: Decision-Making in Adult Care

Unit 11A: Entrepreneurial Skills in Adult Care

Unit 11B: Innovation and Change in Adult Care


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.



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 NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is not approved for those under the age of 19.



Learners will receive 12 months access to their course.



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.