Leadership for Health and Social Care Diploma Level 5 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services is a qualification designed to give learners the opportunity to build both managerial and care skills. It fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of children’s homes or adult’s residential and domiciliary services. This qualification is for those already working in health and social care, assistant or deputy managers or managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

The qualification is for, healthand social care, children and young people’s services including:

  • Residential services for older people
  • People with disabilities
  • Younger adults, children and young people
  • Domiciliary care services
  • Day services, respite services and community based services

These qualifications will guide and assess development of knowledge, understanding and skills in leadership and management practice within health and social care and children and young people’s services and serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements for the sector in England.

A Credit-Based System QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) is the new way of recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credit for units (small steps of learning) and enables learners to gain or add onto new or existing qualifications or can offer a work-based solution to specialised learning. Choose from over 40 modules at Levels 5 –7 to build a bespoke individual learning route or add on additional modules to existing qualifications. QCF is a flexible way of recognising and rewarding skills and qualifications.

Assessment Methods

The majority of assessment will be work-based, using real experiences, written assessments and observations by a qualified assessor.

 Modes of assessment include:

  • Direct observation
  • Oral questioning
  • Case studies
  • Assignments and projects

Progression Options

This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

Course Summary

Course Title Leadership for Health and Social Care Diploma Level 5
Entry Requirements

  • An
    appropriate role in the health and social care sector

  • Initial
    assessment and skills scan

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

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