This qualiﬁcation provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services. It is for existing Managers and or Leaders within the care sector.
The Diploma in Leadership in Health & Social Care is split into six pathways, three for adults and three for children and young people:
To achieve this qualification learner must gain a minimum of 68 Credit from the mandatory units and the remaining units from Optional Group B,C and D.
The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualiﬁcation at this level.
The Residential Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and care in residential settings.
The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework.
Management or Leadership work experience in care
Level 3/4 certificate in Health & Social Care/Childcare
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Level 5 Diploma Leadership in Health & Social Care
There are 14 mandatory units: