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QCF Level 5 in Leadership of Health and Social Care

Formerly the NVQ level 4 in Health and Social care and the Level 4 Leadership in Management for Care Services. This Qualification will show that you have the skills needed to keep a care provision running smoothly. This 2 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 (CQC) for those looking to become managers of adult residential, domiciliary services and children’s services. This is a 2 year course but can be completed sooner if you have previous paper based knowledge that we can reference over.


This Level 5 qualification has several pathways. 3978-54 is the Residential Management Award, the replacement to the old (LMC). This is the award recognised by the Care Quality Commission for Registering Managers within a Residential Care Setting. 3978-55 is the Adult Management Award, the replacement to the old (LMC) this is again a recognised award for management of adults not in a residential setting. 3978-56 is the Adult Advance Practice Award, the replacement to the old NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care for senior care staff, support workers and team leaders / coordinators.


A mixture of taught sessions, individual tutorials and Observations in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

A Level 5 course aimed at learners who have a Management / Supervisory role in a health and social care setting. Previous NVQ or level 3 is a must for Management routes. (See above)

Interview Process

An interview will be organised with a specialist tutor.

Questions & Answers

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Adults and Children and Young people

How is the course assessed?

No formal tests. Written assignments, Reflective Accounts and observation assessments.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Health & Social Care managerial roles Higher education programmes


Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day)
  • Start Date: Various
  • Hours per week: 7 hours per week
  • Days: Friday (or tutor can arrange to meet in workplace)
  • Start Time: 9.30 am
  • End Time: 4.30 pm
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course Fees: TBC In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Higher Education
  • Department Manager: Natalie Wyatt


  • Level: Level 5/HND
  • Qualification Name: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Adults
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

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