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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care, Residential Care pathway

Ofqual-recognised and CQC-approved course for Registered Managers of Care and Nursing Homes. Pay monthly


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Price
£18 inc VAT
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
12 Months
Qualification
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF)
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price & must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (RQF) is now known as the 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), Adults’ Residential Management pathway, to learners who have management responsibility for adults in a residential setting in England.

Our fees for this course start from £75 per month.

The RRP is £2640.

We charge either £1206 (paid over 12 months) or £1368 (paid over 18 months) for the full qualification.

Once the agreed number of payments are completed, there are no other charges.

This is not a government funded programme, and therefore no government funding available. The Learner pays the course fees.

We offer the full Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) in 2 monthly payment plans. There is no credit check and no interest, just the qualification fees paid in monthly instalments.

Learners should choose one payment plan.

12 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 12 months is £1206.

Pay £18 now to enrol, and then remaining £1188 is paid in 12 monthly payments of £99/month

18 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 18 months is £1368.

Pay £18 now to enrol, and then remaining £1350 paid in 18 monthly payments of £75/month

The monthly payment plan covers everything required for the full qualification, including teaching and learning support, assessments/exams and feedback, quality assurance, and certification.

Once the number of monthly instalments are paid, there are no other charges.

Why Choose Courses For Jobs?

  • Learning and Assessment activities not affected by COVID-19. It is business as usual at Courses For Jobs.
  • Flexible monthly Payment plans. No Credit Checks.
  • Fully Ofqual-accredited qualifications with pathway choices of your own.
  • 24-hour access to Online Learning System and Online Assessment System
  • 24-hour Access to ePortfolio with assessments for 6 years, even after completion
  • Tutor-Supported Learning with Online, Distance and Blended Learning components
  • Learners have access to all their assignments, even when paying by monthly payment plan.
  • Flexible assessment methods and observation
  • Responsive online tutor and assessor support.
  • Duration can be extended without additional fees.
  • On site, Internal Verifier (IV), Internal Quality Assurer (IQA), Moderator.
  • EQA (External Quality Assurer) login access to ePortfolios speeds up Awarding Body Certifications
  • Inclusive Learning Resources for Ease of study.
  • Technical support team available Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Multiple ways to contact us including email, online messaging, phone calls, text messaging etc.
  • Support and advice for job search and employability, as required

Qualification

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)
Regulated by Ofqual

Description

You must live and work in England to do study for this qualification.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) does not have formal pathways like the old qualification, but we have selected units that are similar the old Adults' Residential Management pathway to provide the Residential Management learning bundle.

Learners wanting to study the old Adults’ Residential Management pathway which is for managers of adults' residential care settings, such as care homes, nursing homes, will study the Residential Management learning bundle of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF).

Programme of Study

Learners will achieve the required 80 credits by completing following 25 units, made up of 20 mandatory units and 5 optional units, as detailed below:

1 - Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care

2 - Team Leadership in Adult Care

3 - Principles of Governance in Adult Care

4 - Principles of Regulatory Processes for Adult Care

5 - Communication and Information Management in Adult Care

6 - Partnership working in Adult Care

7 - Outcomes based person centred practice in Adult Care

8 - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Adult Care

9 - Continuous Improvement in Adult Care

10 - Principles of Professional Development in Adult Care

11 - Supervision and Performance Management in Adult Care

12 - Principles of Resource Management in Adult Care

13 - Safeguarding and Protection in Adult Care

14 - Health and Safety in Adult Care

15 - Risk taking and risk management in Adult Care

16 - Managing Concerns and Complaints in Adult Care

17 - Self-management for leadership in Adult Care

18 - Decision making in Adult Care

19 - Entrepreneurial skills in Adult Care

20 - Principles of innovation and change in adult care

21 - Understand the process and experience of dementia

31 - Assess the individual in a health and social care setting

34 - Lead and manage group living for adults

41 - Recruitment and selection within health and social care settings

42 - Manage induction in health and social care settings

Delivery of Training and Learning:

Learners receive support with the learner fully in charge of their own timetable.

Learning Support includes:

  • online learning materials
  • Live tutorials webinars
  • email support from tutor,
  • telephone support
  • and other learning resources as required.

The ongoing learning support continues until the learner completes the qualification.

Assessments and assessment support

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is a combined knowledge and competence qualification. It is assessed through the completion of a portfolio of evidence, which must be internally assessed and internally quality-assured by the training provider, and also externally quality-assured by the awarding body. .
Learners must achieve all of the pass criteria across all units, in order to be awarded a Pass.

Examples of evidence for the portfolio could include:

For Knowledge criteria:
• worksheets
• record of oral and written questioning
• assignments/projects/reports
• candidate and peer reports
• record of professional discussion or interview
• case studies

For Skills and behaviour criteria:
• assessor observation – completed observational checklists
• witness testimony
• record of professional discussion
• candidate and peer reports
• appraisals or performance reviews

Assessors can use other methods of assessment as long as they are valid and reliable.

The learner is supported and guided by their assessor to collect suitable evidence to demonstrate their skills and competence.

Completion and certification
On completing the full qualification, learners are awarded the Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) by the Awarding Body, Highfield Qualifications (also known as Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance)

What to do next?

Click on "Add to Basket" and pay the £18 on this site.

Within 48 hours, you will be sent your learning account details and step by step instructions. You will be able to log into your learning course and start completing your enrolment immediately, including creating your monthly payment plan. Please allow 5 working days for your payment plan to go live.

Once your payment plan is completely set up, you will be provided with full access to your assessment account and ePortfolio for your course and you can begin completing your assignments.

Who is this course for?

You must live and work in England to do study for this qualification.

Usual job roles within residential care services for those working towards this qualification include:

  • Directors, Owners, Nominated Individuals
  • Managers,
  • Deputy Managers
  • Assistant managers,
  • Team Leaders,
  • Supervisors,
  • Care supervisors,
  • All those aspiring to those job roles or similar roles in such settings.

working in the following care settings:

  • Care Homes
  • Nursing Homes

Learners who are not in the roles listed above can still start the course, and look for part-time or full-time opportunities to perform the tasks in a real work role, including voluntary roles.

This course is not a government funded programme, and therefore no government funding available.

Our payment plans suit those self-funded learners on a tight budget.

Some Questions (Q) asked by prospective students and our Answers (A):

Q: "Can I start the course before getting a managerial job, as it seems nobody employs someone who does not have experience and qualifications?"

A: Yes you can! Even if you are working as a senior care assistant or senior support worker, you can enrol now & start studying. The qualification has 25 units, comprising knowledge units, skills units, & combined knowledge & skills units. If you complete 1-2 units a month, it will take you between 12 to 25 months to complete everything. You start with the knowledge units & complete your assignments. Then move on to the knowledge parts of the combined units, & do the skills units last. By 12 to 15 months you would have moved on to a management job, and this enable you complete all the skills units.

Q: "How long does it take to complete the course?"

A: Between 12 & 24 months depending on the learner/student. Some people study diligently, do their assignments & assessments quickly & complete in 12 months. And some people leave their coursework unattended & it takes them longer to finish the qualification. If a learner completes 2 units/month it will take 13 months to complete everything.

Q: "I am currently working as a Team Leader. Can I do this course?."

A: Yes you can. If you manage and supervise others, either as a team leader, or deputy manager, or manager, you will be able to provide work-based evidence of your practical skills at work.

Q: "I'm a senior care assistant. Can l do this course, even though all my work is through agency?"

A: Yes, you can do this course if your tasks at work include supervising & managing other staff. Whether you are employed directly by your employer or they employ you through an agency doesn't matter. The content of your job role is more important. This course requires you to provide evidence of competence in practical tasks of leading, managing & supervising people. If you do all that in your current role as Senior Care Assistant then you can successfully get through the course.

Q: "I am head of care. Can this be completed in less than 12 months?"

A: The learner determines the time it takes to complete the qualification. If you complete all your assessments to the required Level 5 standard in less than 12 months, then yes. Your job should enable you to provide work-based evidence to prove your skills & competence to the required standard.

Q: "I previously managed a small team two years ago. Can I complete the criteria if I do not manage anyone in my present role?

A: No, the work-based evidence must be current, as in the evidence must be generated from the current job, not something you did years ago. If you want to study for this qualification, you should get a role as a manager or deputy manager in a care setting, either residential care, or domiciliary/community care, or related care setting for adults. You can start the course now, but within a few months you should have a job where you lead, manage, and supervise staff, in order to generate the required evidence to prove your competence.

Requirements

You must live and work in England. Learners need to have access to a computer/laptop/tablet with internet access, to be able to use the e-Portfolio.

Learners must be employed in a suitable management role within the health and social care sector. Those not in a management/supervisory role should move to such a job role in order to evidence their skills and competence.

We advise that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy (or equivalent) to undertake this qualification.

We recommend that learners have demonstrate prior achievement of qualifications at a minimum of level 3 in a related area.

Career path

Completing this qualification makes you fully qualified to manage a care facility, or health facility for adults or children. It makes you eligible for Registered Manager status with the CQC.

You can further progress to Regional/Operations Manager, to manage a group of care settings.

Questions and answers


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Clare asked:

I currently work as an Activities co-ordinator in a Care home but wish to progress and have 15 years of management experience. Can I do this course?

Answer:

Yes you can do this course Update 08/09/19: Hi Clare. We have changed the payments schedule to accommodate the needs of many learners. Thanks

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Aisha asked:

I am currently working as a Team Leader in a Residential Home. Can I do this course.

Answer:

Yes you can. If you manage and supervise others, either as a team leader, or as a deputy manager, or a manager, you will be able to provide work-based evidence of your practical skills at work,.

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Juliet asked:

Im a senior care assistant can l do this course,though all my work is through agency

Answer:

Hi Juliet. Yes, you can do this course if your tasks at work include supervising & managing other staff. Whether you are employed directly by your employer or they employ you through an agency doesn't matter. The content of your job role is important. This course requires you to provide evidence of competence in practical tasks of leading, supervising & managing people. If you do all that in your current role as Senior Care Assistant then you can successfully get through the course. Regards

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Svea asked:

I am head of care . Can this be completed in less than 12 months?

Answer:

The learner determines the time it takes to complete the qualification. If you complete all your assessments to the required Level 5 standard in less than 12 months, then yes. Your job should enable you to provide work-based evidence to prove your skills & competence to the required standard. For example, if the evidence you submit shows poor practice that puts service-users at risk then it will not be accepted, & you will be expected to implement good practice & submit evidence at that standard

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Diane Doody asked:

I previously managed a small team for two years. Can I complete the criteria if I do not manage anyone in my present role.

Answer:

No, the work-based evidence must be current, as in the evidence must be generated from the current job not something you did years ago. Therefore, if you want to do this qualification, you should get a role as either a manager or deputy manager in a care setting, either residential care (care home), or domiciliary/community care (home care), or related care setting for adults.

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Ngozi asked:

I have worked as an agency and bank staff in various health care settings as a care assistance and support worker for over 12 years can still apply

Answer:

Hi Ngozi. Yes you can still apply. This course is for managers of care settings, and with 12 years' experience in the care sector, you should be ready for promotion. The practical aspects of this course require you to be in a management job, either as a deputy manager or a full manager. You can still start the course if you are currently a care support worker, but during the course you should move to a management job role in order to be able to provide work-based evidence as manager.

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Ngozi asked:

I have worked as an agency staff and bank staff in care , nursing homes, mental homes,prison and adult learning disability home for 12 years .

Answer:

Hello Ngozi. You haven't asked a question. You have made a statement regarding your 12-year experience in various aspects of the care sector. What is your question please?

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Sunny asked:

I can Apply for this course from India to study there? or please suggest any other similar course. Thanks.

Answer:

In our advertisement, we stated very clearly that "You must live and work in England to do study for this qualification". If you don't live in England, or work in England, you cannot study for this course. Our course information is very specific regarding location of prospective learners, England, UK only. Thanks

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Amira asked:

hi i worked as a care assistant for 1 year with no previous experience or knowledge , can i do this course?

Answer:

Yes you can but you might struggle. If you are working as a care assistant and you don't have previous experience or knowledge, then it may be better for you to first study for the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care RQF before moving on to the Level 5 qualification. We deliver the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care RQF as well. However the decision is yours, and we will support you in whichever qualification you choose to study with us.

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Elizabeth asked:

How can apply for this course?

Answer:

To apply, you click on Add to Basket, Pay the fee, and Reed will send us your details.

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