Leadership and Managment in the adult care sector

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The regulatory standards that underpin best practice in the adult care sector pose a unique set of challenges for leaders and managers wanting to progress. An essential part of successfully managing excellent care is being able to develop the specific knowledge and skills required for an adult social care setting.

Working with key industry stakeholders, including the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), ILM has developed the new Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Social Care. Approved by The Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), this qualification is aimed at developing new or aspiring adult social care managers in Northern Ireland.

Successful completion of the qualification will develop skills to create a culture that encourages team members to take responsibility for quality, effectively work with other agencies and professionals and adhere to the robust professional standards that adult care managers encounter daily.

Essential leadership and management skills development

The ILM Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Social Care features specialist units designed to develop leadership and management skills suited to an adult social care setting including:

  • Governance, regulation and service improvement
  • Communication and information management
  • Safeguarding
  • Partnership working
  • Continuous improvement and innovation
  • Supervision and performance management
  • Person-centred outcomes-based practice

The ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management in Adult Care provides progression routes to other care management qualifications provided by City & Guilds. Find out more about Health and Social care qualifications on the City & Guilds website. 

Deliver these qualifications

ILM can quality assure your existing programmes and/or provide advice and guidance to enable your organisation to deliver a Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Social Care or other ILM qualifications.

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Delivering these specialist qualifications requires specialist staff and dedicated resources. Why not tap into the expertise of an ILM Approved Centre by commissioning them to deliver training for you?

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ILM recognition gives you the freedom to tailor your own internal training, while benefiting from the ILM stamp of approval.

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