QCF (NVQ) Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People Services – 90 credits (Formerly NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care and the Leadership and Management of Care Services)

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Care Training Academy

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Regions covered

    London,South East,National

How to book

    Use the course enquiry form on the right or call them on 01634540669.

Training Course Details

  • Course Length: one year
  • Delivery Method: Online/Distance Learning, In-house/Workplace
  • Suitable for: Individual, Group
  • Awarding Body: NCFE CACHE


The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services is the new qualification recognised by the Care Quality Commission and the CSSIW and replaces Registered Managers Award and the NVQ Level 4 in Leadership and Management. It is ideal for individuals who lead social care services for adults, young adults or children. The course is suitable for managers, senior practitioners and aspiring staff. You must  complete knowledge and competence units totalling  90 credits, out of which 64 credits must be from the mandatory units and a further 12 credits from the 1st optional units selections and a remaining 4 credits from the 2nd optional unit selection. You can chose from up to six pathways including: 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 and; Practice in Children and Young Peoples Services.


Methods for Gathering Evidence

  • Direct observation of your working practice
  • Witness Testimony from a work colleague, service user or advocate
  • Reflective prior learning – certificates of recently achieved training
  • Questioning
  • Work Products – your assessor can observe a work product such as a care plan you have contributed towards.

Delivery mode: Blended Learning with optional classroom sessions.

How the delivery works

As soon as you sign up for the course, you will be allocated a personal tutor/assessor whom you can be interacting with on a one-to-one basis. You assessor will arrange to be meeting you at work for observation. It is possible to be meeting your tutor live-online using skype or video conferencing facilities or face to face. Your personal tutor will contact you within 48 hours of enrolment to introduce himself to you and send you the reading pack for the knowledge part of the first Unit. The reading pack will contain necessary reading materials as well as your portfolio assignment for the module.

You are free to contact your personal tutor several times while studying your materials to ask questions or seek clarifications on the units. When you are done with your assignments for the first unit, forward it to your personal tutor who will assess it and make sure they are up to the standard of the awarding body. If they are not, you will be advised on what to do until your work is of required standard. You will then be sent the reading pack for the 2nd unit. This process continues until you complete all the four units.

On completion of all the required units, you will then agree with your personal tutor and arrange for the observation of you at workplace. After this, you will then put all your work together for your final portfolio which will then be internally and externally moderated before obtaining your certificate of award.


Entry Requirements:

You will be expected to have level 3 before taking this course. You are expected to be a senior staff or be or preparing to be in the management cadre to take this course. You must also have appropriate writing skills.

This free qualification is offer as apprenticeship with functional skills (Maths & English) to go with it. If you do not want to do functional skills (Maths & English), you can apply for advanced learner loan or pay by yourself.

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Course provider details

  • Contact Person: Joe Oliver
  • Street Address: Hopewell Business Centre
  • Postcode: ME5 7DX
  • Phone: 01634540669

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