Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

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Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care is an internationally accredited qualification, suitable for learners to develop their careers in the health and social care companies/organisations at the assistant, supervisory, managerial, or leadership role.

The Qualification has been created to develop and reward the business health and social care workers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the health and social care sector. The rationale of the programmes is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their management and care capabilities within the health and social care sector.

International Accreditation and Equivalence

Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care has following accreditation and equivalence

  • England and Europe: Accredited to Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at Level 5.
  • Wales: Qualification (RQF Level 5) is equivalent to Credit and Qualification Framework for Wales at Level 5
  • Scotland: Qualification (RQF Level 5) is equivalent to The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Frame (SCQF) Level 9/8
  • Ireland: Qualification (RQF Level 5) is equivalent to National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland at Level 7/6
  • Higher Education in the UK: Qualification (RQF Level 5) is equivalent the Framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Level 5.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to

  1. Lead and manage operations of the health and social care organisation in the public or private sector
  2. Analyse, synthesis and summarising information critically
  3. Apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
  4. Recognise the moral and ethical issues of health and social care practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct
  5. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision
  6. Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists
  7. Transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing needs
  8. Circumstances, whether within their own area of employment, or through promotion to a supervisory or management position, or to adapt to changes in the health/social care environment
  9. To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career
  10. Develop a career in the care organisation.

Start Date: 19th May / 28th May / 5th June / July - Learners can register anytime.


Level 5 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Awarded by Qualifi Ltd
Regulated by Ofqual


Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care includes the following 5 units.

  1. Principles Underpinning Health and Social Care
  2. The Management of Quality in Health and Social Care
  3. Partnership working in Health and Social Care
  4. Working with Service users with Complex Needs
  5. Research Project

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

It is not mandatory to be working to study this qualification with Cambridge Management and Leadership School.

How will you study?

Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include assignments. There are no exams in this course. You will write assignments of each unit and submit to our Online Learning Platform for our assessor to mark.

Results and Certificate

Learners must complete 6 units successfully and achieve 120 credits Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management by Qualifi ltd Awarding Organisation in partnership with Cambridge Management and Leadership School.

Additional Note - Awarding body Registration and Certificate Fees

Learners will pay £250 Awarding body registration and certification fees.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for learners who would like to have careers towards senior management and leadership careers in health and social care. For example, you can apply to become

  • Registered Care Manager or Social Worker,
  • A managerial position of any health or social care organisation,
  • Team leader,
  • Case Manager
  • Care administrator,
  • Residential Care Manager
  • A nursing career with management responsibilities,
  • Administrative or support worker.

This qualification is also suitable to learners who are looking for a career change to health and social care or want to update their personal and professional development or looking for a job progression and it is also providing further education progression to Level 6 or Level 7 Diploma in Health and Management.


We expect learners to have a previous level qualification or work experience to purchase this course.

Career path

Learners will have lots of employment opportunities to work as a manager or leader in the health or care organisation in the public or private sector. Other careers team leader, social worker, Supervisor, Care or support manager or support worker. Students have opportunities to study further education such as Level 6 or Level 7 Postgraduate in health and social care management.

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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