This is recognised by regulatory bodies such as the CQC and Ofsted as a requirement for anyone looking to take on a Registered Manager position. As part of this qualification, you will need to select your desired pathway. Depending on the pathway that you choose will determine the qualification that you obtain.

The purpose of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF) is to develop the knowledge and skills required by managers and leaders. Achieving the qualification should enable learners to innovate and respond to a changing environment and to meet challenges and opportunities within the sector. Learners can choose from several pathways within adult services or children and young people's services with optional units to allow the learning to be tailored to a wide range of roles.

Pathways Available:

  • Children and Young People’s Management Pathway
  • Children and Young People's Advanced Practice
  • Adult's Residential Management
  • Adult's Management
  • Adult's Advanced Practice

For further information, see the management information under the Children & Young People’s or Adult Care sections.