Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (RQF)

World Pro Academy


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Online, self-paced
1 year
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1 year
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)
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The purpose of this qualification is to develop the knowledge and skills required by managers and leaders within the sector. Achieving the qualification will allow learners to innovate and respond to a changing environment and to meet challenges and opportunities within health and social care.


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


As the course is online based, students have 12 months access to our online learning platform to study completely at their own pace. Learners will work through written essays using our provided learning materials that can be accessed through our online learning platform. Moreover, there are a number of requirements which must be met via workplace observation. The guided learning hours for this qualification are 586 hours and most students are certified within 6-9 months; however, you do have the full 12 months to complete the course.

Mandatory learning outcomes

All learners who enrol upon this course will need to complete these mandatory units. These units are standard to every learner, regardless of their pathway choice. These units will help the learner:

  • Use and develop systems that promote communication
  • Promote professional development
  • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Develop health & safety & risk management policies, procedures and practices in health & social care or children & young people’s settings
  • Work in partnership in health and social care or children & young people’s settings
  • Undertake a research project within service for health and social care or children and young people

Pathway choices

When a learner enrols on the course, they will also have to choose a pathway that is most applicable to their working environment. The pathways we offer are:

Pathway B – Children and young people residential

This course is ideal for learners who work with children and young people in a residential environment (such as a care home). This course will teach learners how to manage a team, safeguarding children and young people, and how to assess an individual in a health and social care setting.

Pathway E – Adult residential

This course is ideal for learners who work with adult learners in a residential environment (such as an elderly care home). This course will teach learners how to manage a team, protecting vulnerable adults and managing group living for adults.

Pathway F – Adult non-residential

This course is ideal for learners who work with adults in a non-residential environment (such as a day care service). This course will teach learners how to manage a team, lead active support and develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints.

Enrolling with Worldpro Academy entitles you to the following features:

  • Unlimited tutor support – You will receive live personal tutor support throughout the duration of your course. Your highly-qualified tutor will be available from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm via email and telephone.
  • Rapid marking response – Submissions of work are marked within 3 working days to ensure that you progress through your course as efficiently as possible.
  • No deadlines – We do not impose any deadlines on our courses; you can complete the qualification entirely at your own pace throughout the duration of the course.
  • Accredited certification – You will receive your accredited certificate and unit transcript free of charge from our approved awarding body at no extra cost!

Who is this course for?

Students looking to work within healthcare settings and job roles, such as:

  • Adult nurse
  • Care home manager
  • Care worker
  • Children’s nurse
  • Health service manager

Successful learners can progress to further qualifications within the social care sector or other parts of the sector.


The qualification is suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above.

There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be in a voluntary or paid role within the sector.

Career path

Health and Social Care, such as working in a nursing home.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

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 Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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