Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care (Adults or Children’s & Young Person’s)

Course Overview

This qualification, which replaces the Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services and the Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social care. This qualification provides you with guidance and assesses your knowledge, understanding and skills in leadership and management within the health and social care sector. It meets the required regulatory requirements for this sector and can demonstrate continuing professional development.


Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is for people who work in the health and social care sector either as managers of the provision or as senior practitioners including assistants and deputy managers. It is ideal for anyone working in any of the following establishments: residential homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care services, day services, respite care and services, community care services.


Why is this training important?

All businesses have a legal duty to provide adequate information, training and supervision to employees to enable them to carry out their work safely, not just to front-line staff but also to directors, managers and those in other key roles.


Mandatory units:

To gain this qualification you will have a range of mandatory and some optional units to choose from to complete this award.

This is a competency based qualification and evidence is gathered by the candidate as they undertake their normal work role. This will form the basis for their portfolio. The evidence must reflect policies and procedures of the work place as stated by current government legislation.

During the course of the qualification the candidate must work with at least two service users.

A range of assessment methods will be used by the assessor including examining work products and expert witness testimonies and direct observation.


Course details.

Candidates will have full access to assessor support via telephone, email, Skype and web links.