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QCF Level 5 in Leadership of Health and Social Care

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services is a qualification designed to give learners the opportunity to build both managerial and care skills. It fulfills the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of children's homes or adult residential and domiciliary services.


This qualification is for those who already work in Health and Social Care Settings as Assistant or Deputy Managers or Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

Learners will be employed in a Health and Social Care senior role and will study the qualification in the workplace to gain the underpinning skills and knowledge required to operate effectively.

The work based qualification combines competence and theoretical knowledge to give learners the practical competencies, skills and sector related knowledge they need to be able to carry out their job effectively.

The Level 5 Diploma is made up of mandatory units which cover areas such as:

  • Equality
  • Partnership Working
  • Outcome Based Practice
  • Supervision
  • Safeguarding

There are also a number of optional units which are chosen by the learner to suit their job role including:

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Developing Operational Plans
  • Induction
  • Managing Finances.


The majority of learning will take place in the learners workplace; an optional drop in late evening at College will offer learners the opportunity to take part in group discussions and teaching sessions covering all subjects within the qualification.

Entry Requirements

There is no set entry requirement for this qualification. However, the qualification is only available to candidates 19 years and older and it is expected that the candidate is working at Level 2 or above in English and Maths.

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

The Advice & Guidance team provide impartial Student Advisors to give information about College Courses and provide initial guidance to help you decide which course is best for you . Financial advice and assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel. Careers and Student Advisors to give you the necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing on to further and higher education or employment.

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: Workplace
  • Faculty: Calderdale Apprenticeships
  • Department Manager: Kath Bradwell


  • 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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