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, 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.
This qualification allows you to develop your managerial and care skills and is therefore ideal for those looking to become managers of adult residential and domiciliary services or to be an advanced practitioner.
- Residential homes and services for older people, the elderly, people with disabilities including learning disabilities
- Nursing homes
- Domiciliary care services
- Day services
- Respite care and services
- Community care services
If you work in one of the following job roles this qualification would be suitable for you:-
- Registered Manager
- Assistant or Deputy Manager
- Senior Care worker or supervisor
- Nursing staff
- Support worker or supervisor
- Team Leader
Diploma Course Structure
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.
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.
Knowledge based units will be assessed using a range of methods including reflective accounts, projects, assignments, assessor questions and professional discussions.
Candidates will have full access to assessor support via telephone, email, Skype and web links.
This qualification is usually completed within 12 months.
England, Wales and Northern Ireland and you can enrol at anytime.
There is no set entry requirement for this qualification. However, the qualification is only available to candidates 19 years and older.
What is QCF?
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units and applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression to be achieved in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care is recognised as a professional Management qualification for the health and social care sector.
Memberships (Upon application)
- Institute of Leadership and Management
- Chartered Management Institute
- Social Care Association
- Royal College of Nursing
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Adults Management) Ref 3978/55 and 3978/65
Mandatory units – credit value
Unit 501 Use and develop systems that promote communication 3
Unit 502 Promote professional development 4
Unit 503 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion 4
Unit 504 Develop health and safety and risk management policies procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people's settings 5
Unit 505 Working in partnership in health and social care or children and young people's settings 4
Unit 510 Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people's setting 7
Unit 511 Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people's settings 5
Unit 513 Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals 5
Unit 514 Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults 5
Unit 516 Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector) 1
Unit 517 Lead person-centred practice 4
Unit 518 Assess the individual in a health and social care setting 6
Optional Units for Level 5 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Ref 3978/54/55/56/64/65/66) – Credit Value
Unit 515 Lead and manage group living for adults 5
Unit 519 Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints 6
Unit 520 Recruitment and selection within health and social care or children and young people's settings 3
Unit 521 Facilitate the development of effective group practice in health and social care or children and young people's settings 6
Unit 522 Facilitate coaching and mentoring in health and social care or children and young people's settings 5
Unit 523 Manage induction processes for health and social care or children and young people's settings 5
Unit 524 Facilitate change in health and social care or children and young people's setting 6
Unit 525 Manage inter-professional working arrangements in a health and social care or children and young people's setting 7
Unit 526 Manage finance in health and social care or children and young people's setting 4
Unit 527 Manage quality in health and social care or children and young people's setting 5
Unit 528 Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility 6
Unit 529 Manage physical resources 3
Unit 530 Understand partnership working 1
Unit 531 Understand how to manage a team 3
Unit 532 Understanding professional supervision practice 3
Unit 533 Understand the process and experience of dementia 3
Unit 534 Understand physical disability 3
Unit 535 Understand the impact of Acquired Brain Injury on individuals 3
Unit 536 Understand sensory loss 3
Unit 537 Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health 3
Unit 538 Manage domiciliary services 6
Unit 539 Lead the management of transitions 4
Unit 540 Lead positive behavioural support 10
Unit 541 Develop provision for family support 5
Unit 543 Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people 10
Unit 544 Lead active support 5
Unit 545 Active support: Lead interactive training 4
Unit 546 Promote access to health care for individuals with learning disabilities 6
Unit 547 Promote good practice in the support of individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions 7
Unit 548 Support families who are affected by Acquired Brain Injury 3
Unit 550 Support the development of community partnerships 5
Unit 551 Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services 4
Unit 552 Support individuals at the end of life 7
Unit 553 Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis 5
Unit 554 Implement the Positive Behavioural Support model 8
Unit 555 Support individuals to access education, training or employment 4
Unit 556 Promote awareness of sensory loss 3
Unit 557 Support the use of assistive technology 4
Unit 558 Explore models of disability 5
Unit 559 Support individuals with sensory loss with communication 5
Unit 560 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities 5
Unit 563 Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy 12
Unit 564 Independent Mental Health Advocacy 7
Unit 565 Providing Independent Advocacy Management 11
Unit 566 Providing Independent Advocacy to adults 5
Unit 568 Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 5
Unit 569 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists 4
Unit 570 Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misusers 4