L5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

This qualification provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision, or in children and young people’s services.

It has six pathways – three for adults and three for children and young people:
• Management
• Residential Services
• Advanced Practice

The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in a day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their careers. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

The Residential Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and care in residential settings.

The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their careers but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework.

The six pathways cover a wide range of topics including:
• Safeguarding and protection
• Developing and implementing policy
• Managing care services, change programmes and recruitment
• Promoting and developing best practice
• Supporting development and partnership working
• Care management
• Quality systems and improvement

Learners must achieve 90 credits and a minimum of 66 of these credits must be at/above Level 5. Learners must achieve:
• all Shared Core Mandatory Units (30 credits)
• all mandatory units specific to their chosen pathway
• and the remaining credits from Optional Groups

18-24 Months

Min: 515 hours

Max: 709 hours

In order to take this qualification, you 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. It is also recommended that you hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area

You will need to complete 6 shared core mandatory units, a group of mandatory units specific to each pathway, and a selection of optional units to equip you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to achieve this qualification.

The mandatory units are:
1. Use and develop systems that promote communication
2. Promote professional development
3. Champion equality, diversity, and inclusion
4. Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures, and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
5. Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
6. Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people

Plus a range of options units specific to the chosen pathway

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: inference of knowledge from direct observation of practice, expert witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy, portfolio of evidence or a task set by the awarding organisation.

Please contact Integer on 01288 356263 for details of fees and funding opportunities

On successful achievement of the apprenticeship, learners will progress to a degree in a related discipline.