Level 5, Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care

Key Information:  
Date: Please contact us for the next available date
Venue: North London Business Park or purchasing organisation's own venue
Duration:  12-18 months

Is this qualification right for me?

The level 5 Diploma in leadership in Health and Social Care is ideal for you if you are managing a health and social care setting, inclusing adult residential services, domiciliary care services and children's homes.  


Outline of the qualification

There are pathways through this qualification, that reflect the type of management position you hold. These are;- Adults' Residential Management, Adults' Management and Adults' Advanced Practice, Children and Young People's Residential Management, Children and Young People's Managemet and Children and Young People's Advanced Practice.  To complete a full Diploma qualification you need to select units to a total credit value of 90.  There are 30 credits to be achieved from 6 Mandatory Group units. You must take further   units from your pathway and optional groups.

The compulsory  units include:-

  • Unit 502, Promote profesional development (4 credits)
  • Unit 543, Undertake a research project within services for health and socal care or children and young people's services (10 credits)
  • Unit 504, Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people's services (5 credits)

Pathway  units include:-

  • Unit 510, Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people's setting (7 credits)
  • Unit 511, Develop profesional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people's setting 9 5 credits)
  • Unit 517, Lead person centred practice (4 credits)

Optional  units include:-

  •  Unit 660, Understand advanced care planning (3 credits)
  •  Unit 651, Appraise staff performance (5 credits)
  •  Unit 533, Understand the process and experience of dementia (3 credits)
  •  Unit 538, Manage domiciliary services (6 credits)

How am I assessed?

You will be invited to attend an induction at the start of the course.  You will be assigned a qualified and experienced assessor who will undertake an initial assessment of your neeeds to ensure that you select a pathway and units that reflect your role and responsibilities.  Your assessor will agree a plan of assessment with you, this may include attendnce at a set number of lessons.  The assessment methods may include, observing you whilst you carry out specific duties, written and oral questions, an examination of your records and reports and professional discussion.


Please contact us for current price and details of our interest free payment plan.  We will also advise you of any funding opportunities that may be available.