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City & Guilds Level 5 (NVQ) Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare

Health & Social Care Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare

The Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social care qualification replaces the Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services and the RQF Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social care from City and Guilds.

Our distance learning course is for those who already work in the Health and Social care sector, usually as managers or as senior practitioners, assistants and deputy managers.

This qualification can go towards Ofsted or your CQC/Ofsted application.

This qualification is recognised by the CQC and Ofsted regulatory bodies as a requirement for people working in social care who are looking to take on a Registered Manager position, which would otherwise only be achievable after gaining a Registered Managers Award.  

This Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare qualification will enhance your managerial and care core skills and is perfect for anybody who wants to become a manager in Residential Childcare.

This includes the following services:

  • Residential homes and services for children and young people with disabilities including learning disabilities
  • Residential child care

If you work in one of the following job roles this qualification would be suitable for you:-

  • Registered Manager
  • Care Manager
  • Manager
  • Assistant or Deputy Manager
  • Senior Care worker or supervisor
  • Nursing staff with the support of your employer
  • Support worker or supervisor with the support of your employer
  • Team Leader
  • Care Co-Ordinator

Diploma Course Structure

The level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership in Residential Childcare provides all of the guidance you will need in order for us to assess your knowledge, skills and theoretical understanding in leadership and management within the sector. Our level 5 Residential Childcare NVQ meets all regulatory requirements and compliance in the care sector and demonstrates continuing professional development for an individual.

In order to gain the Leadership and Management level 5 qualification in Health and Social Care, there will be a range of mandatory and optional units to choose from.


The cost of the course is £1370.00+VAT. An observation fee is also payable subject to your location. Should you wish to pay in full by card please use code PIF15 for 15% off or call +44 (0)1472 240112. Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.


This qualification is competency-based, evidence being gathered by the candidate as they undertake their normal work duties day-to-day. This content will form the basis of their portfolio. The evidence must reflect policies and procedures of the workplace as stated by current government legislation.

Throughout the qualification candidates must work with a minimum of two service users. A variety of assessment methods will be used by the assessor. Direct observation, examining work products and even expert witness testimonies will all be utilised to determine success. One of our assessors will visit you at your workplace during your qualification to undertake observations of you at work. These shadowing sessions will be planned in advance in order to capture the required amount of information in one visit and to try and cause minimal disruption to your routine and employer.

Knowledge-based units will be assessed using a range of methods including, projects, reflective accounts, assessor questions, assignments and professional discussions.

Candidates will have full access to support from our assessors via telephone, email, and web links.


This NVQ health and social care qualification for Residential Childcare is usually completed within 6 months. You will have 12 months of uncapped support

Alternative course

NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young 99
People’s Services (England) – Children and Young People’s Management Pathway (601/4312/5)

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Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this qualification. However, the qualification is only available to candidates over 19 years old.

What is RQF?

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RCF Regulated Qualification Framework) is the way to recognise achievements through awarding credits for qualifications and individual units. It applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

RQF aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression in smaller steps through the accumulation of various credits.

CQC Requirements

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.

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