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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care

All-inclusive Leadership for Health and Social Care qualification

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900 hours · Self-paced
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)
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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual


This qualification, which replaces the Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services and the Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social care, is for people who work in the health and social care sector either as managers of the provision or as senior practitioners including assistants and deputy managers. This qualification allows you to develop your managerial and care skills and is therefore ideal for those looking to become managers of adult residential and domiciliary services or to be an advanced practitioner.

This is a competency based qualification and evidence is gathered by the candidate as they undertake their normal work role. This will form the basis for their portfolio. The evidence must reflect policies and procedures of the work place as stated by current government legislation.

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.

During the course of the qualification the candidate must work with at least two service users. A range of assessment methods will be used by the assessor including examining work products and expert witness testimonies and direct observation. Knowledge based units will be assessed using a range of methods including reflective accounts, projects, assignments, assessor questions and professional discussions. Candidates will have full access to assessor support via telephone, email, Skype and web links.

Who is this course for?

Senior Care worker or supervisor
Nursing staff
Support worker or supervisor
Team Leader


There is no set entry requirement for this qualification. However, the qualification is only available to candidates 19 years and older.

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

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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.

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 Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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.

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.