QCF LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AND CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES
(Replaced the NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care and the Leadership and Management of Care Services)
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services is aimed at individuals who lead social care provision in an adult or a children and young people’s setting, either as managers of the provision or as senior practitioners.
There is an opportunity to undertake a choice of six pathways:
- Management of Adult Services
- Management of Adult Residential Services
- Practice in Adult Services
- Management of Children and Young Peoples Services
- Management of Children and Young Peoples Residential Services
- Practice in Children and Young Peoples Services
Outline of Programme
Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating and to achieve the QCF Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People learners must complete knowledge and competence units equalling an overall 80 credits. Learners must achieve 64 credits from the mandatory units and a further 12 credits from the 1st optional units selections and and a remaining 4 credits from the 2nd optional unit selection.
Assessment takes place through evaluation of work-based performance, presenting evidence, witness testimony and questioning. A portfolio of evidence is produced which demonstrates that the candidate can perform to the level described. Participants will all have a vocationally competent QCF NVQ Diploma assessor who will help assemble the portfolio and prepare for assessment. In addition the candidates will have access to email and telephone support throughout their QCF NVQ Diploma programme together with resources as required.
The course is open to candidates at any age, of either gender and there are no entry barriers on the grounds of race, creed or academic attainment in learning. However, candidates must be employed in a workplace relevant to the occupational standards for Health and Social Care to enable them to complete the qualification successfully.
How long will it take?
There are no fixed periods for completion, however depending on experience most participants complete within 12 months.