The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) is for those who work in the Adult Social Care sector in England. It gives you 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
Senior Care workers
Day service managers
Day service assistant managers
Managers of domiciliary services
Assistant managers of domiciliary services o Managers of community based services.
develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to the specified job roles above in health and social care or children and young people’s services such as understanding safeguarding, managing health and safety risks and partnership working.
have existing skills recognised
achieve a nationally-recognised Level 5 qualification
develop own personal growth and engagement in learning
If you achieve the Level 5 Diploma you can progress to higher education courses in health and social care leadership or courses in working with children and young people at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
In order to be eligible for the qualification, you will need to:
be currently working in a management position within a health and social care role
have agreement from your employer to allow an assessor to visit you in the workplace
be working a minimum of 15 hours a week and employed or volunteering for a minimum of three months.
There are six mandatory units:
Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication
Promote Professional Development
Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care Setting
Work in Partnership
Undertake a Research Project within Services for Health and Social Care
There are also a number of optional units, some of which are shown below, which you select according to your responsibilities within the workplace. This means this qualification will be entirely bespoke to your own individual requirements.
Leadership and Management
Promotion of well-being
Development of procedures and good practice
Understanding professional supervision and lead
Practicing support for positive outcomes
Equality and Diversity
Promotion of professional development
Understanding the development of service users
Development of safeguarding policies and procedure
Timings and Assessment
Approximately 2 years.
An assessor will visit you in your workplace. They will plan their visits in advance and will accommodate your work pattern and activities. Assessment visits usually take place every 3-4 weeks and last approximately 1-1.5 hours each. You will be set tasks to complete between visits.
Your assessor will work with you to cover the knowledge and skills covered in the qualification. As well as being able to complete tasks competently, you should know why you do them a certain way. Together you will gather evidence to demonstrate you meet the qualification standards. A variety of assessment methods will be used. These will usually contain a mixture of:
Engaging in discussion with your assessor about your practice to demonstrate your knowledge
Reflecting on your own personal practice and development
Costs and Resources
The price of this qualification starts at £2,300 and is dependent on location.
The qualification is eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government cover the course fees, only re-paid on completion of the qualification and when you are earning £26,575. More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
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For further information about this course please contact a member of the Fast Forward Team on 01793 732892 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org