Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services

The purpose of this Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people's services.

When applying to be a new registered manager, applicants should hold, or be working towards, an appropriate qualification as advised by Skills for Care

Entry requirements

This qualification is available for learners aged 16 and above and has no specific entry requirements, however you might consider taking your Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT. It is aimed at managers and senior practitioners working in health and social care or childcare settings. Candidates should have ideally achieved qualification in related areas at level 3 or above.

Qualification achievement

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF) Learners must achieve a minimum of 90 credits.

A total of 30 credits will be achieved from the mandatory units.

Unit 01 Use and develop systems that promote communication

Unit 02 Promote professional development

Unit 03 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion

Unit 04 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

Unit 05 Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

Unit 06 Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young peopl

The remaining 60 credits from one of the following pathways;

  • Children and Young People's Residential Management,
  • Children and Young People's Management,
  • Children and Young People's Advanced Practice,
  • Adults' Residential Management,
  • Adults' Management or Adults' Advanced Practice.

Assessment of the qualification

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification.

The qualification assesses the knowledge and performance of the learner in the workplace.

The knowledge will be assessed with the help of questions and answers, case studies, discussions with the assessors, recognition of prior learning and other methods that might be to the advantage of the learner.

To assess the performance of the learner, a work placement is needed so the Assessor can conduct at least two observations for the learner. The learner might need to provide pieces of evidence produced in the workplace.

You can usually complete the qualification in a year.

 

What are the progression opportunities?

This qualification can help find work as a:

  • manager
  • deputy manager
  • assistant manager
  • care broker
  • case manager
  • senior support worker
  • day care manager
  • residential care manager.

This qualification provides a direct progression route to the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in in strategic management and leadership.

Prices 

Future Quals: £1300.00

NCFE/CACHE: £1400.00

Instalment  plan: £50 first payment , and instalments between £50 and £100/ month, you decide.