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Level 5 – Diploma Level 5 in Leadership for Health & Social Care (QCF/RQF)

Level 5 – Diploma Level 5 in Leadership for Health & Social Care (QCF/RQF)

About this qualification

This qualification 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.
It has six pathways – three for adults and three for children and young people:

  • Management
  • Residential Services
  • Advanced Practice

This qualification has been built to meet the apprenticeship framework requirements of a 90 credit qualification and must be taken by learners who are taking their qualification as part of the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management.

What does the qualification cover?

The six pathways cover a wide range of topics including:

  • safeguarding and protection
  • developing and carrying out policy
  • managing care services, change programmes and recruitment
  • promoting and developing best practice
  • supporting development and partnership working
  • care management
  • quality systems and improvement.
Who is it suitable for?

The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a qualification at this level.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 19 years old. It is also recommended that they will hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.

How is this qualification structured?

Learners must achieve a minimum of 90 credits to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care.

How is it assessed?

All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence using different range of assessment methods such as Observation, Questioning, Professional Discussion, RPL, Product of Work etc.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

The qualification can usually be completed within 18 months.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The qualification could lead to progression to the Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (90 credits).

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