This qualification, which replaces the Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services and the City and Guilds QCF 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 is recognised by regulatory bodies such as the CQC as a requirement for anyone looking to take on a Registered Manager position.
There are 6 available pathways for this Qualification:
Adult's Residential Management
Adult's Advanced Practice
Children's & Young Person's Management
Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare
Children's & Young Person's Advanced Practice
This qualification allows you to develop your managerial and care skills and is therefore ideal for those looking to become managers of Children and Young People’s residential and domiciliary services or to be an advanced practicioner.
This includes the following services:
- Residential homes and services for children and young people with disabilities including learning disabilities,
- Residential child care,
- Adoption and Foster care services
- Youth justice and education settings
- 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
- Care Manager/Social Worker
- 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. An assessor will visit you in the workplace at some point and undertake observations of you at work. These will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in one visit.
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
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