Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care Adults

The qualification combines assessment of knowledge, understanding and skills in management practice within health and social care.Ā  The qualification is a full Diploma at level 5 on the Qualification Credit Framework.

Who is it for?

The qualification offers flexibility for practitioners and managers across all services and all service user groups to gain a recognised qualification. It also enables transfer of skills and qualifications across services and service user groups.

There are 3 different pathways within the adult qualification:

  • Adult’s Residential Management
  • Adult’sĀ  Management
  • Adult’sĀ  Advanced Practice

Setting:

Suitable for individuals working in: residential services for older people; domiciliary care; day services; community services; senior care; managers; deputy managers.

Structure of Qualifications:

To complete the Diploma learners have to achieve 80 credits from a combination of mandatory and optional units. The number of mandatory units undertaken is defined by the pathway, between 9- 12. Learners will then have a choice of optional units to enable achievement of 90 credits.

Programme Delivery

All learners receive one to one induction and assessment in the workplace. Meetings are arranged with the assessor at a time convenient for the learner and the expectation is that learners meet with their assessor monthly. There is a requirement for observation of practice in the qualification. The length of programme is 10 months.

Mandatory units

There are common mandatory units within each pathway.

  • Adultā€™s Residential Management units 501-505, 510, 511, 513-517
  • Adultā€™sĀ  Management units 501-505, 510,511, 513,514, 516-518
  • Adultā€™sĀ  Advanced Practice units 501-505, 513,514, 516-518
501 Use and develop systems that promote communication
502 Promote professional development
503 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
504 Develop health and safety and risk management policies procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
505 Working in partnership 4 in health and social care or children and youngpeople’s settings
510 Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children andyoung people’s setting
511 Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
513 Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
514 Safeguarding and protection of individuals
515 Lead and manage group living for adults
516 Understand safeguarding of children and young people ( for those working in adult sector)
517 Lead person centred practice
518 Assess the individual in a health and social care setting

Pathways

Pathway is the term used to describe the route learners chooses from the 3 options available. LearnersĀ  follow the pathway relevant to their service/ service user group and depending on the number of credits achieved through the mandatory units choose from a range of optional unit to make up the 80 credits required for the Diploma.

For each pathway we have provided an example of the units learners would need to complete to achieve the Diploma.

Adultā€™s Residential Management Pathway

Learnerā€™s achieve 52 credits from the twelve mandatory units, 28 credits must be achieved from the optional units of which a minimum of 12 credits must be achieved from units 519-529.

Mandatory 501-505, 510, 511, 513-517 52
519 Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints 6
521 Facilitate the development of effective group practice 6
527 Manage quality in health and social care 5
528 Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility 6
529 Manage physical resources 3
531 Understand how to manage a team 3
Total 18 units 81 credits

Adultā€™sĀ  Management Pathway

Learnerā€™s achieve 53 credits from the twelve mandatory units, 27 credits must be achieved from the optional units of which a minimum of 12 credits must be achieved from units 519-529.

Mandatory 501-505, 510,511, 513,514, 516-518 53
519 Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints 6
520 Recruitment and selection 3
527 Manage quality in health and social care 5
528 Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility 6
523 Manage induction process 3
538 Manage domiciliary services 6
Total 18 units 82 credits

Adultā€™sĀ  Advanced Practice Pathway

Learnerā€™s achieve 41 credits from the ten mandatory units, 39 credits must be achieved from the optional units.

Mandatory 501-505, 513-514, 516-518 41
520 Recruitment and selection 3
521 Facilitate the development of effective group practice 6
522 Facilitate coaching and mentoring 5
523 Manage induction process 3
527 Manage quality in health and social care 5
532 Understand professional supervision practice 3
534 Understand physical disability 3
525 Manage inter professional working 7
560 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities 5
Total 19 units 81 credits

These are only suggested options within pathways. Assessors will guide learners on the appropriate choice of optional units that reflect their role, setting and development needs.

Costs

Costs are available on request for full or part qualifications. Support can be given to organisations wanting to apply for funding.

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