TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)


The TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is a qualification designed for individuals working in adult care roles, particularly those in leadership and management positions. The course aims to equip individuals with the expertise needed to lead and manage adult care services effectively, ensuring high standards of care and support for adults in various care settings.

Delivery Methods

Westfield College provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, which include blended learning and online learning.

TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)

Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:
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Tuition fees and funding:
Total course cost is £10,250 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).
For UK students: you can apply for a non-means-tested government master’s loan.

Entry requirements:
2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.
English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

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Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The recommended minimum age for this qualification is 19 years and above.

Optional Unit: Learner must select minimum of 18 credits.

Optional UnitsCredit
Appraise staff performance5
Lead and manage end of life care services7
Lead and manage practice in dementia care6
Manage physical resources4
Manage quality in health and social care settings5
Support individuals with sensory loss with communication5
Understand how to support those that are at the end of life5
Work with families, carers, and individuals during times of crisis5
Understand the process and experience of dementia3

Module Structure

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care qualification has mandatory units and credits of 70 and 18 credits from optional units.

Mandatory UnitsCredit
Business and Resource Management for Adult Care4
Continuous Development in Adult Care3
Continuous Improvement and Change in Adult Care4
Effective Communication in Adult Care4
Effective Decision Making in Adult Care3
Governance and Regulatory Processes in Adult Care5
Handling information in Adult Care3
Health and safety in Adult Care3
Health and Wellbeing in Adult Care3
Importance of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Adult Care3
Importance of Personal Wellbeing in Adult Care3
Leadership and Management in Adult Care3
Leading Person-Centred Practice in Adult Care5
Leading the Vision in Adult Care3
Manage Comments and Complaints in Adult Care4
Safeguarding in Adult Care3
Supervising Others in Adult Care4
Team Leadership within Adult Care3
Team Leading and Development for Adult Care3
Understand Mental Capacity for Adult Care3
Work in Partnerships in Adult Care4

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Gain teacher support.
  • Access the WFC online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments Briefing
  • Receive excellent-quality study notes.
  • Obtain assignment marks and feedback.
  • Gain a fully accredited UK certificate.
  • Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Gain full support until the completion of the course.

What could this qualification lead to?

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) can lead to various rewarding career opportunities within the adult care sector, providing individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage adult care services.

  1. Adult Care Home Manager: Graduates of this programme may pursue careers as adult care home managers, overseeing the overall operations of care homes, ensuring the delivery of high-quality care services, and managing staff to meet the needs of residents.
  2. Social Services Manager: Individuals can take on roles as social services managers, responsible for managing and coordinating various social services and care programmes for adults within the community.
  3. Healthcare Facility Administrator: Some individuals may choose to work as administrators in healthcare facilities, where they are responsible for managing administrative tasks, ensuring regulatory compliance, and coordinating the delivery of care services to adults.
  4. Adult Care Consultant: Graduates can become adult care consultants, providing expert advice and guidance to organisations and institutions within the adult care sector.
  5. Policy and Programme Development: Some individuals may choose to work in policy and programme development, contributing to the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes aimed at improving the quality of adult care services at a regional or national level.


Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management.
  • Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management.


Assessment is via assignment submission only.

No Exams


This TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care is accredited by Ofqual awarding body.

If you have any questions and want to know the fees please email us or call us

Phone: +44 (0) 203 771 5653
Email: admissions@westfieldcollege.co.uk

Not sure how these qualifications translate to the UK equivalents, but this is the entry criteria we have for this programme:


Full time

Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


You’ll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).

Part time option one

Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).

Part time option two

Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

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