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Diploma in leadership for health and social care (level 5)

This Level 5 diploma is aimed at those who lead social care provision in an adult setting, either as managers or as senior practitioners. There is an opportunity to undertake a choice of pathways, depending on your work role. These are Adults’ Residential Management or Adult Management. Both qualifications comprise a number of common core units, plus optional units which you select according to your work role.

The diploma can be offered as an apprenticeship framework and as such will qualify for Government funding of 90% of the training costs.

Level: Advanced
Duration: 18 months

Who is it for?

Those who are responsible for running facilities that provide services for adults. You may be an assistant or deputy manager or an aspiring manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

What does it cover?

Each unit has a credit rating and to achieve the diploma learners must complete knowledge and competence units equaling 90 credits overall. For the latest information on core and optional units, please visit the City and Guilds website. Please note that all apprenticeships are currently being reviewed by Government and are moving from frameworks to apprenticeship standards. As a result, course content may change from spring 2017.

Additional information

Assessment takes place through evaluation of work-based performance, presenting evidence, witness testimony and questioning.

You will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you can perform to the required level. A vocationally competent QCF diploma assessor will be assigned to you and will help you to assemble your portfolio. In addition, you will have access to email and telephone support throughout your programme.

This course can be delivered in-house if required.

For further details or to book this course, please contact us via our online form, call our team on 01432 383500 or email You may also search for upcoming open courses on CPD Online.

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