Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services England RQF, Domiciliary Care pathway, Blended Interactive Learning

Ofqual and CQC-recognised Qualification for Registered Managers in Domiciliary Care, Adults' Day Care, other Community Care settings. | Delivered by Courses For Jobs

Course description

Adults' Management pathway of the qualification, is for managers of Domiciliary Care, Adults' Day Care, Community Care settings. 

Payment can be in 10 monthly instalments. 

Course Fees to pay on Enrolment

Course Fee £1800. 

2 payment options to choose from: 

Either: 

Pay a one-off fee of £1800 for the full programme, 

or

pay monthly instalments of £189/month for 10 months (total payable by instalments including administrative fees £1890)

To pay by monthly instalments, create a free account on this website, and contact us to discuss your requirements. 


Course Overview

Courses For Jobs offers the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF), Adults’ Management pathway, to learners who have management responsibility for adults in a community care, non-residential setting in England. This includes managers and aspiring managers wanting to achieve CQC Registered Manager status, to manage, own and run a range of non-residential care settings, such as domiciliary care services, or day care services, or other community-based services, and those starting a non-residential care business.

This qualification is for managers and owners of Domiciliary Care Services, Day Care services, and other similar services in England. Learners are supported to choose units that enable them to successfully prepare for and undergo CQC Regulation and Inspections.

You must live and work in England to study for this qualification.

Courses For Jobs is an approved centre of Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC).

Key facts of the qualification Ofqual Accreditation

Qualification number: 601/4265/0

Learning aim reference: 60142650

Credit value: 90

Assessment method: Portfolio of evidence

Guided learning hours (GLH): 586

Total qualification time (TQT): 900

Courses For Jobs offers the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF) to learners wanting to achieve CQC Registered Manager status, to manage, own and run care settings such as care homes, including nursing homes, domiciliary care agencies, nursing care agencies, day care settings for adults, and job roles and similar care settings.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF) is also a suitable qualification for learners who want to manage day care settings for children, and those who want to work as advanced practitioners either in adult social care settings, or as advanced practitioners in children and young people's settings.

This is a big course requiring 900 hours total qualification time, and learners should not underestimate the amount of time and depth of knowledge and skills which must be demonstrated to Level 5 standard, required to complete this course and prove competency to Registered Manager standards.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF), 90 credits, used to have six (6) pathways. One pathway was discontinued in 2015, leaving 5 live pathways, which are:

  • Adults’ Residential Management pathway - for managers of adults' residential care settings, such as care homes, nursing homes, etc
  • Adults’ Management pathway - for managers of adults' community care settings, such as domiciliary care agencies, day care centres etc
  • Adults’ Advanced Practice pathway - for advanced practitioners in adults' care settings
  • Children and Young People’s Management pathway - for managers of children and young people's community care settings
  • Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice pathway - for advanced practitioners in children and young people's care settings
  • Children and Young People’s Residential Management pathway - discontinued in 2015 and changed to a separate qualification titled Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare

Courses For Jobs has immense experience in delivering this qualification, and being aware of the potential difficulties learners encounter while on the course, Courses For Jobs offers prospective learners free Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to support the learner before they enrol. 

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF) will close to new registrations on 31 December 2019, so anyone who wants to study for this qualification must hurry.


Full Description of the Qualification

You must live and work in England to study for this qualification.

The Adults’ Management pathway, of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF), is suitable for learners who have management responsibility in a range of other settings that are not residential such as domiciliary care services or day care services. This pathway enables the learner gain Registered Manager status with the CQC.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF) has been accredited by the regulators of England (Ofqual) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (RQF). QAN (Qualification Accreditation Number) is 601/4265/0. It is supported by Skills for Care, the Sector Skills Council for occupations in social care.

This accredited qualification is awarded by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC).

This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification and is based on the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards (NOS). It confirms knowledge, understanding, skills and competence in management and advanced practice within health and social care and children and young people’s services and serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector where appropriate in England. This qualification replaces the previous Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services, the Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care. It also replaces the previous 80 credits RQF Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People.

Usual job roles for those working towards this qualification include: Managers or Assistant managers of residential services. Senior Care workers, Day service managers or assistant managers, Domiciliary services Managers or Assistant managers, Managers of community based services; and more... And all those aspiring to those job roles or similar roles

Programme Content – What you will study Learners must achieve a total of 90 credits to complete the qualification, including six (6) mandatory units, and a range of optional units. Optional Units are based on the pathway chosen by the learner. Domiciliary Care Managers are supported to choose units that equip them for CQC Regulation and Inspection.

The Awarding Body Rules of Combination for this Pathway are:

All six units in mandatory group A totalling 30 credits, and these units are:

1 - Use and develop systems that promote communication

2 - Promote professional development

3 - Champion equality, diversity and inclusion

4 - Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

5 - Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

6 - Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people young people’s settings

And minimum of 60 credits from the remaining groups, including;

All 33 credits from mandatory core group F1; and these units are:

66 - Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals

67 - Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults

69 - Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector

70 - Lead person centred practice

11 - Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting

12 - Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings

71 - Assess the individual in a health and social care setting

And Adults’ Management – Optional Management Group F2 - Learners must achieve a minimum of 12 credits from this group; such as:

14 - Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints

15 - Recruitment and selection within health and social care or children and young people’s settings

17 - Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

18 - Manage induction in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

21 - Manage finance within own area of responsibility in health and social care or children and young people's setting

And Adults’ Management - Optional Knowledge Group F3; - Learners must achieve a minimum of 1 credit and maximum of 6 credits from this group.

Learners often choose one or two units from the following list of units.

25 - Understand partnership working

26 - Understand how to manage a team

27 - Understanding professional supervision practice

28 - Understand the process and experience of dementia

29 - Understand Physical Disability

30 - Understand the impact of Acquired Brain Injury on individuals

31 - Understand Sensory Loss

32 - Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health

72 - Understand Advance Care Planning

73 - Understand how to support individuals during the last days of life

74 - End of life and dementia care

And Adults’ Management – Optional General Group F4 - Learners may achieve the remaining credits from this group.

Learners often choose two or three units including.

33 - Manage domiciliary services

48 - Implement the positive behavioural support model

84 - Understand the factors affecting older people

85 - Provide information about health and social care or children and young people’s services

92 - Appraise staff performance

Training and Assessment: 

Learners receive training through blended learning which includes distance learning, face-to-face support visits, email support, and telephone support and resources as required.

Assessments involve a variety of assessment methods including: observation of work-based performance, written and oral questioning, professional discussion, work-based evidence, witness testimony, personal statements and more. Your trainer/assessor will assist you in producing a portfolio of evidence that provides evidence of your knowledge and performance.

How long does it take – Duration of the course Flexible. You can complete as fast as you want, however you must complete all your assessments to the required standard. Many learners can complete the course within 9 to 18 months. We help you plan the duration that suits your needs. If your circumstances change we can extend the duration and support you to complete your learning. 

Certification on Completion

What certificates do you get when you complete your course? On full completion of this qualification, the learner will receive the full Certificate issued by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC). 

Career progression 

Completing this qualification makes you fully qualified to manage a care facility, or health facility for adults or children. It makes you eligible for Registered Manager status with the CQC.

Earnings as a care manager range from £35,000 yearly, up to £55,000 pa.

You can further progress to Regional/Operations Manager, to manage a group of care settings, or own a care business.

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Course Curriculum

Pre-enrolment Information, Advice and Guidance for the Qualification
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Suggested Learning Plan with Units to Study
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 6 - Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
Unit 66 - Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
Unit 67 - Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
Unit 69 - Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector
Unit 70 - Lead person centred practice
Unit 11 - Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
Unit 12 - Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings
Unit 71 - Assess the individual in a health and social care setting
Unit 14 - Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints
Unit 15 - Recruitment and selection within health and social care or children and young people’s settings
Unit 18 - Manage induction in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
Unit 72 - Understand Advance Care Planning
Unit 33 - Manage domiciliary services
Unit 65 - Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
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