Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF)

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF) is for staff in a Management Role. It the mandatory requirement for Registered Managers to operate a registered care service in adult and children’s care. It is aimed at managers and advanced practitioners working in health and social care and children and young people’s services.

The qualification is designed for learners to achive competence at leading and managing a health, social care or childrens and young persons service. It develops advanced management skills and competencies that will not have been covered in lower level diplomas. 

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF), replaces the NVQ 5 in Health and Social Care.

Funding 

This qualification is eligible for funding from the Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund 

Funding value £1500

Learner Entry Requirements

This is a significant qualification designed for people who are or about to become Registered Managers or Advanced Practitioners. Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy It is also recommended that learners hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area. Care Skilled may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how we are best able to support learners.

Structure of Qualification

There are mandatory and optional units. Learners must achieve a total of 90 credits. 30 credits will come from the mandatory units. 60 credits will come from the optional units. 

Download the full diploma specification here.

Choosing Optional Units

Care Skilled will allocate a dedicated course tutor to the learners undertaking the level 5 diploma in leadership for health and care. The Care Skilled tutor will help the learner choose the best optional units for them and their job.

Types of Jobs

People with this qualification typically do the following jobs;

  • Registered Managers Deputy Managers – in a wide range of adult care or children and young people’s settings
  • Case Manager
  • Senior Support Worker

These people may be working in the following places;

  • Nursing Home
  • Care Home
  • Homecare
  • Nursing Agency
  • Supported Living
  • Children’s Home

Progression

 

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