Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (3978)

About this level

This level will suit you if you are responsible for running a facility that provides services for vulnerable children, adults or both. You might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

You will choose one of the following six pathways:

  • Children and Young People's Residential Management (England or Wales)
  • Children and Young People's Management (England or Wales)
  • Children and Young People's Advanced Practice (England or Wales and Northern Ireland)
  • Adults' Residential Management (England or Wales and Northern Ireland)
  • Adults' Management (England or Wales and Northern Ireland)
  • Adults' Advanced Practice (England or Wales and Northern Ireland).

All the pathways share five core 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 or children and young people's settings
  • Working in partnership in health and social care, and children and young people's settings.

Depending on the pathway you choose, you will complete a certain number of additional core units, as well as a range of optional units. For a full list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Children and Young People's Residential Management (England)  (3978-51)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Children and Young People's Residential Management(England)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0573/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:80
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:435 - 629
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Children and Young People's Management (England)  (3978-52)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Children and Young People's Management (England)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0573/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:80
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:435 - 629
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Children and Young People's Advanced Practice (England)  (3978-53)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Learning Assistant available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Children and Young People's Advanced Practice (England)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0573/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:80
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:435 - 629
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Adults' Residential Management (England)  (3978-54)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Learning Assistant available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Adults' Residential Management (England)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0573/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:80
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:435 - 629
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Adults' Management (England)  (3978-55)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Adults' Management (England)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0573/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:80
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:435 - 629
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Adults' Advanced Practice (England)  (3978-56)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Learning Assistant available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Adults' Advanced Practice (England)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/0573/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:80
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:435 - 629
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management) Wales  (3978-61)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management) Wales
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/2301/4
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:90
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:571 - 628
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Management) Wales.  (3978-62)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Learning Assistant available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Management) Wales.
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/2300/2
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:90
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:563 - 631
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice) Wales & NI.  (3978-63)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice) Wales & NI
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/1907/2
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:80
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:466 - 570
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Residential Management) Wales & NI.  (3978-64)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Learning Assistant available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Residential Management) Wales & NI
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/1994/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:90
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:578 - 687
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Management) Wales & NI.  (3978-65)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Management) Wales & NI
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/1998/9
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:90
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:572 - 682
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice) Wales & NI.  (3978-66)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice) Wales & NI
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/1906/0
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:80
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:474 - 628
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2018

Information & documentation

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What's involved in delivering this course?

The Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services can be delivered either in your training centre or in the workplace.

You will assess learners mainly through a portfolio of evidence, which must be gathered in the learner's workplace. For knowledge-only units you can choose to assess learners either in or out of the workplace.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

You can get automatic approval if you currently offer:

  • 3172-41/42 Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care - Adults / Children and Young People
  • 3078-41 Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services.

All learners must be employed as managers in the social care service sector. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

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For Learners

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What's involved in studying this course?

You will cover areas like:

  • the assessment of individual needs
  • the planning and review of care programmes
  • procurement and tendering
  • risk management
  • effective governance
  • domiciliary care management.

For this qualification, you will learn in a training centre or in your workplace.

You will be assessed at work. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or they may look at a portfolio of work that you have built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

Is this level right for me?

Level 5

You are responsible for running a facility that provides services for vulnerable children, adults or both. You might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

What careers can this lead to?

To be a manager of adult residential and domiciliary services or children's homes you need to have this qualification.

The Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services can also help you work in roles such as:

  • Adult nurse
  • Care home manager
  • Care worker
  • Children's nurse
  • Health promotion / education specialist
  • Health service manager
  • Learning disability nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Nurse
  • Residential warden
  • Social worker
  • Supervisor / team leader
  • Volunteer manager
  • Youth and community worker
  • Care home manager.

If you'd like to advance further in your career, you may want to take a qualification that can help you work in a specialised area:

  • Level 4 NVQ in Advice and Guidance
  • Level 4 NVQ in Residential Childcare Managers
  • Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Inspecting Learning Disability Services
  • Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Health and Well Being
  • Level 4 Certificate in Working with Substance Misuse.

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