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

Overview

Obtaining this qualification will show that you have the skills needed to keep a care-provision organisation running smoothly.

Description

This two year qualification gives you the opportunity to build both your managerial and care skills, allowing you to help more people. It also fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of adult residential and domiciliary services.

This qualification is for those already working in health and social care as an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

This qualification will guide and assess development of knowledge, understanding and skills in management practice within health and social care and serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements for the sector in England.

This qualification replaced the Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services and the Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care.

How long is the course?

This is a two year, part-time course.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is conducted in the workplace through observation of your duties and a range of other methods to include witness statements, reflective accounts, professional discussions and work products.

The evidence produced will be collated in an online e-portfolio to show you have met the required standards.

What will I study?

There are 3 pathways to choose from to gain this qualification:

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Adults Residential Management), you must achieve a minimum of 80 credits.

20 credits from Group A, 7 to 32 credits from Group E1, minimum of 12 credits from group E2, a maximum of 6 credits from group E3 and minimum of 10 credits from group E4.


To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Adults Management), you must achieve a minimum of 80 credits. 

20 credits from Group M, 7 to 33 credits from Group F1, a minimum of 12 credits Group F2, a maximum of 6 credits from Group F3 and a minimum of 9 credits from Group F4.

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social (Adults Advanced Practice), you must achieve a minimum of 80 credits.

20 credits from Group M, 5 to 21 credits from Group G1, a maximum of 6 credits from Group G3 and remaining credits can be taken from Group G2 and G4.

What does the course lead to?

This course will provide you with knowledge, understanding and professional skills that you can take with you as you move within the different care services.

The qualification will also support you if you pursue a career in nursing or any other specialist care areas.

Entry requirements

You will be required to be working at a Level 2 ability in both Literacy and Numeracy.

This qualification is for those already working in health and social care in a management role or with management responsibilities.

Ideally you will have at least six months' management experience in your current role or a combination of current and past experience to enable you to produce the evidence required.

Start dates and costs

The table below shows you when the course starts.  You may be charged a fee for your course depending on your age and circumstances. If you are aged 24 or over and studying a qualifying Level 3, 4 or 5 course you may be able to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover the costs.

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-1819-2324+
31/07/2015Various521 yr(s)1266A903Free3385.00*Call Us
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31/07/2015VariousTBC2 yr(s)1266E104Free1270.00*Call Us
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* Course fees shown are for guidance only and are the fees charged for courses running this year. Fees for courses starting in September 2015 will be confirmed in Spring 2015.

How do I apply?

Contact
Assessor
Janet Wynn- 01623 413359
janet.wynn@wnc.ac.uk

Programme Area Leader
Emma Brown - 01623 413596
emma.brown@wnc.ac.uk

Curriculum Manager
Ann Ramsay - 01623 413356
ann.ramsay@wnc.ac.uk 

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