Unit 12: Resource Management in Adult Care

This unit is part of the Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1 Understand resource management issues
    1. 1.1 Identify the range of resources that a manager in Adult care can expect to manage
    2. 1.2 Evaluate the importance of using resources sustainably and how a manager can facilitate this
    3. 1.3 Explain the importance of accurate identification of resource priorities and allocation and potential consequences following inaccurate identification of resources, priorities and allocation
  2. 2 Understand financial management arrangements
    1. 2.1 Explain how sources of funding can be used to construct the budget in an adult care service
    2. 2.2 Explain how an organisation’s financial management systems impact on the responsibilities and accountability of a manager
    3. 2.3 Outline sources of information and support for managing financial resources
  3. 3 Understand human resource issues
    1. 3.1 Analyse the relationship between staffing structures and service outcomes
    2. 3.2 Evaluate techniques to identify the number and pattern of staffing required to provide a person-centred, outcomes-based service
    3. 3.3 Evaluate strategies for managing staffing patterns and adjusting them to meet changing circumstances
  4. 4 Understand recruitment and retention issues
    1. 4.1 Justify how values-based recruitment supports effective resource management
    2. 4.2 Explain the importance of ensuring that recruitment and retention practices are free from discrimination and harassment and ways to achieve this
    3. 4.3 Explain the manager’s responsibility for the induction of new workers
    4. 4.4 Explain how to identify induction requirements for new staff
    5. 4.5 Evaluate the impact effective professional development has on recruitment and retention of team members
  5. 5 Understand how to analyse the impact of resource management on service delivery
    1. 5.1 Explain how to capture and analyse data and information from a range of sources to understand the performance of an adult care service
    2. 5.2 Explain how collected data and information can be used to improve resource management for better service delivery

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