About the course:

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services is a qualification designed to give learners the opportunity to build both managerial and care skills. It fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of children's homes or adult’s residential and domiciliary services. This qualification is for those already working in health and social care, assistant or deputy managers or managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

Course Structure:

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The programme pathways are tailored to the students work role and work setting

This qualification is made up of mandatory and optional units. Learners must achieve a minimum of 90 credits by achieving: 

  1. All six units from mandatory group A totalling 30 credits
  2. The core mandatory units (groups B1, C1, D1, E1, F1, G1) for the selected pathway
  3. The remaining units to be chosen from the groups for the selected pathway

Course Content:

  1. Use and develop systems that promote communication
  2. Promote professional development
  3. Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  4. Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  5. Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  6. Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people

What are the entry requirements?

  1. An appropriate role in the Health and Social Care sector
  2. Initial assessment and skills scan

Assessment Method:

The majority of assessment will be work-based, using real experiences, written assessments and observations by a qualified assessor.

 Modes of assessment include:

  1. Direct observation
  2. Oral questioning
  3. Case studies
  4. Assignments and projects

Qualification: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England).

Course Duration: The course lasts for approximately 12 - 14 months. This varies due to the level of support required for each learner and previous experience.

Course Mode: Part time

Start Dates: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Students may use this qualification to further progress onto Foundation degree and BA. 

Course Costs: The course fee is £4,670.00, however, some students may be eligible for the 19+ loan which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the 19+ loan, feel free to contact us.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

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