Health and Social Care – Level 5

Course Description

The Pearson Edexcel Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) is for learners who work in, or who want to work in the Adult Social Care sector in England.

It gives learners the opportunity to:

    • Develop and demonstrate competence in leadership roles within either a Social Care or children and young people’s services setting, such as:
      • Managers of residential services
      • Assistant managers of residential services
      • Assistant managers
      • Senior Care workers
      • Day service managers
      • Day service assistant managers
      • Managers of domiciliary services
      • Assistant managers of domiciliary services
      • Managers of community based services
    • Develop and demonstrate a range of technical skills and behaviours that supports competence in the job roles stated above. These include developing and managing administrative systems, processes and staff. For example, using a range of internal and external communication methods and the systems that support them, organising diaries, meetings and travel, managing resources and facilities, managing administrative processes and systems and supervising staff
    • Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning through the development of personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS)
    • Have existing skills recognised
    • Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification

Mandatory units that must be achieved are:

      • Unit 1 – Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication
      • Unit 2 – Promote Professional Development
      • Unit 3 – Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
      • Unit 4 – Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
      • Unit 5 – Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
      • Unit 42 – Undertake a Research Project within Services for Health and Social Care or Children and Young People

There are also a range of optional units to choose from. These will be chosen by you, with advice and guidance from your tutor, to ensure they suit your workplace and role.

Learners are exempt from Functional Skills.