​CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF)


This qualification expired on 31st March 2015


​What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to manage, practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services.

There are six pathways - three for adults and three tailored for children and young people:

  Residential Services
  Advanced Practice

Who is it suitable for?

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.

​What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 19 years old. It is also recommended that you will hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Diploma requires 80 credits.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, professional discussion and written assignments.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF).

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in a year.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

A Degree in a related discipline.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

  Managers and Deputy Managers - in a wide range of adult care or children and
    young people’s settings
  Care Broker
  Case Manager
  Senior Support Worker


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