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NCFE/​CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults Residential Management)

Key course information

Health and Social Care


1 year

Part time


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Course Overview

This qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services. This course covers a wide range of topics, such as: - safeguarding and protection - managing care services, change programmes and recruitment - supporting development and partnership working - quality systems and improvement - developing and carrying out policy - promoting and developing best practice - care management.The two pathways available through the college are Adults Residential Management and Adults Management.

What will I learn?

For both of the pathways available for this course, the Adults Residential Management and Adults Management, there are 6 mandatory units for both. These are as follows:
- Use and develop systems that promote communication
- Promote professional development
- Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
- Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
- Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
- Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people.

The remaining mandatory units for the Adults Residential Management pathway are as follows:
- Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
- Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
- Lead and manage group living for adults
- Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector)
- Lead person-centred practice
- Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
- Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings.

For both pathways, the learner will also have a selection of optional units to complete in order to pass this qualification. These will be discussed with the learner with the assessor upon application to the course.

Entry Requirements

Before a learner begins this qualification, an Initial Assessment is undertaken. This provides the evidence to determine the starting point of learning and assessment. This will include checking if the candidate has the language, literacy, and numeracy skills necessary to achieve the qualification, and this identifies what candidates needs to learn.

Learners without a recognised Maths and English qualification at Level 2, including functional skills, will be required to achieve this prior to completion of the certificate.

Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

In order to complete this qualification, apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship. Specific rules govern this, and it must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours. This will be explained to you in more detail upon application by your assessor.

All units are assessed by a designated assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observations in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.

Additional Costs and Information

Duration of the course is a minimum of 18 months, with a maximum of 24 months.

Costs of the course will be discussed with an assessor upon applciation to the course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Health and Social Care

Career Opportunities

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant

  • Care Worker
  • Adult Nurse
  • Youth Worker

  • Social Worker

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