About the course:

The qualification is suited for those who have managerial, assistant managerial positions or work in the health and social care environment. It enables those that fall in the category to obtain a higher qualification level. The course provides students with the opportunity to further develop both their managerial and care skills whilst meeting the criteria needed to progress to the manager of children's homes, residential homes as well as domiciliary services. 

Course Structure:

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The programme pathways are tailored to the students work role and work setting


This course comprises of mandatory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 90 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria is as follows:

  1. All six units from mandatory group A totaling 30 credits; 
  2. The core mandatory units (groups B1, C1, D1, E1, F1, G1) for the selected pathway; 
  3. The remaining units to be chosen from the groups for the selected pathway.


Course Content: 

  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

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification however Learners must be at least 19 years of age.

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the Health and Social Care or Children and Young Peoples sectors as a manager or team leader. It is recommended that Learners hold a Level 3 qualification in a related area.

Assessment Method:

For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course. Due to the nature of the course, you will be able to discuss and relate real experiences to your assessment.

 Modes of assessment include:

  1. Verbal questioning
  2. Direct observation
  3. Assignments 
  4. Case studies
  5. Projects


Qualification: Leadership For Health & Social Care Services and Children’s & Young Peoples Services Level 5 Adults

Course Mode: Part time

Start Date: Flexible


Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto a managerial role and this qualification be accepted for registration and regulation. By taking the course, you will be able to show that you are consciously seeking professional development.


Course Costs:  The Current legislation regarding apprenticeships states that those undergoing an apprenticeship programme must be employed. Hence, apprentices must be paid the minimum statutory pay for apprentices and contractually employed on a full-time basis. The employers are responsible for these fees. 

If you would like more information regarding the Apprenticeship Levy, 

Please read the following information:

  1. Apprenticeship Levy
  2. Apprenticeships Reforms
  3. Key Points

The new Apprenticeship Reforms actualise from April 2017 with an innovative funding system beginning on 01 May 2017.
The following information establishes the key points that we currently know:

  1. Pay bill over £3m p.a. = Employer Levy @ 0.5% of total pay bill for UK-based staff
  2. Pay bill less than £3m p.a. = Employer Co-Investor @ 10% (Government pays 90%)
  3. Pay bill less than £3m p.a. and less than 50 employees = Employer Waiver @ 100% Government funded for 16-18 year old apprentices and employer 10% co investment for 19 plus
  4. A supplementary £1000 incentive for all employers and providers for taking on a 16-18 year old Apprentice and / or 19-24 year old previously in care or with an Education and Health Care plan



Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.