Introduction to the Qualification
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual.
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) is to develop the knowledge and skills required by managers and leaders. Achieving the qualification should enable learners to innovate and respond to a changing environment and to meet challenges and opportunities within the sector. Learners can choose from several pathways within adult services or children and young people’s services with optional units to allow the learning to be tailored to a wide range of roles.
There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be in a job role appropriate to the chosen pathway.
The qualification is suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above.
Successful learners can progress to further qualifications within the social care sector or other parts of the sector, for example moving from adults’ advanced practice to adults’ residential management or move to the Children and Young People’s Workforce sector or the Health sector, completing additional sector and job-relevant units within the diploma.
Learners may also use the qualification for entry, credit transfer or advanced standing for a qualification higher education institution.
Learners may also progress to other specific job roles such as: