Level 5

NCFE/CACHE Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Jan 2022


Adult 19+
Higher Education

This qualification is designed for project managers, department heads, and other practising middle managers in the Health & Social Care sector and in Children and Young People’s Services.

You'll study part-time alongside your current employment to develop your skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

As part of the course, you'll learn about:

  • safeguarding and protection
  • managing care services
  • supporting development and partnership working
  • contributing to broader activities such as change programmes and recruitment
  • complying with quality systems and continuously improving quality
  • developing and carrying out policy
  • promoting and developing best practice
  • care management

You'll complete self-reflective work in practice, utilising theoretical frameworks to underpin and develop your management and leadership.

To complete this course you'll need to submit a portfolio of evidence that showcases your skills, knowledge and understanding.

This is a work-based course so you will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate Health & Social Care or Childcare setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles.

On completion of this course you will be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services. By the end of the course you will have developed your knowledge and understanding to support you in your current supervisory or management role, or be able to use this qualification to help you progress to the next level of your career.

You could also further progress with your studies at degree level (Level 6) in a Health, Social Care or Childcare subject.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.