Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and CYPS England RQF, Care Homes pathway, Standard Distance Learning

Ofqual and CQC-recognised Qualification for Managers of Care Homes, Nursing Homes, and other Adults' Residential Care settings . | Delivered by Courses For Jobs

Course description

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (RQF), Adults’ Residential Management pathway, 

Standard Distance Learning option includes a combination of distance tutor support and study materials over the study period, with the learner fully in charge of their own timetable. 

Course fees cover all training, learner support, assessments and feedback, and awarding body certification on completion. 

Course Fees to pay on Enrolment

Course Fee £1350.

2 payment options to choose from: 

Either: 

Pay a one-off fee of £1350 for the full programme, 

or

pay monthly instalments of £140/month for 10 months (total payable by instalments including administrative fees £1400)

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


Overview of the Qualification 

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’ Residential Management pathway, to learners who have management responsibility for adults in a residential setting in England.

Key facts of 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.

Courses For Jobs has immense experience in delivering this course, 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. This pre-enrolment IAG is free and without obligation. 


Full Description 

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

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

The Adults’ Residential 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 for adults in a residential setting. 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).. 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.

Usual job roles for those working towards this qualification include:

Managers, Deputy managers, or Assistant managers of residential care services.

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.

Units studied are based on the Awarding Body Rules of Combination for the pathway chosen by the learner.

All six units in mandatory group A totalling 30 credits

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

32 credits from mandatory core group E1;

A minimum of 12 credits from group E2;

A minimum of 1 credit and maximum of 6 credits being taken from group E3;

and the remaining credits to be taken from groups E2, or E4.

Adults’ Residential Management - Group A Mandatory UnitsAll 30 credits must be completed

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

Adults’ Residential Management – Mandatory Core Group E1 All 32 credits must be completed

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

67 - Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults

68 - Lead and manage group living for 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

Adults’ Residential Management – Optional Management Group E2 -  Learners must achieve a minimum of 12 credits from this group.

Typical units chosen by learners are:

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

Adults’ Residential Management - Optional Knowledge Group E3 -  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

Adults’ Residential Management – Optional General Group E4 -  Learners may achieve the remaining credits from this group.

Learners often choose two or three units from this group.

Popular units chosen by learners in the past, include:

33 - Manage domiciliary services

35 - Lead positive behavioural support

38 - Lead active support

48 - Implement the positive behavioural support model

84 - Understand the factors affecting older people

92 - Appraise staff performance

Training and Assessment: Learners receive training through blended learning that 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.

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 Path following completion 

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.

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

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Lecturers and Trainers

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Course Curriculum

Suggested Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with Units to study
Suggested Study Plan
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
66 - Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
67 - Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
68 - Lead and manage group living for 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
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
18 - Manage induction in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
74. End of life and dementia care
65 - Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
84 - Understand the factors affecting older people
86. Lead and manage infection prevention and control within the work setting
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