Advanced Learner Loan – L5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

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Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This qualification is designed for existing managers working within a social care setting, or for those who may hold an assistant or deputy role with significant responsibilities for the setting.

It will be relevant for those managers working in the following settings

  • Residential Services for Adults
  • Day Services
  • Domiciliary Care Services
  • Community Based Services
  • Respite Services

There are 3 pathways available within this qualification allowing for learners working in different environments:

Adults Residential Management

Management of day to day provision in a residential service as an assistant manager, deputy, unit or service manager. May include responsibility as Registered Manager of the service.

Adults (Non-Residential) Management

Management of day to day provision in a service that is not residential (e.g domiciliary care, day service). This could be as assistant manager, deputy, unit or service manager. May include responsibility as Registered Manager of the service.

Adults' Advanced Practice

Roles within adult social care services that need a high level of knowledge of care provision activities or a specific specialism. Not involved in direct management of staff but has some responsibility for assessment of individuals’ needs and ensures positive outcomes.

On completion of this qualification, the candidate will receive the following qualification and certificates:

  • City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Residential Management)
  • City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Management)
  • City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Advanced Practice)
  • Course Units

    Mandatory Units – 12 units (62 credits)
    • Use and develop systems that promote communication
    • Promote professional development
    • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Develop health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care settings
    • Work in partnership in health and social care settings
    • Lead and manage a team within a health and social care setting
    • Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care setting
    • Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
    • Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
    • Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector)
    • Lead person centered practice
    • Lead and manage group living for adults

    OR

    • Assess the individual in a health and social care setting (depending which pathway is selected)
    • Understanding professional management and leadership in health and social care
    • Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or young people’s settings
    Additional Units - (minimum 28 credits)

    There are numerous optional units which can be chosen which will depend on the learner’s job role within the health sector. These could include:

    • Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints
    • Recruitment and selection within health and social care setting
    • Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health and social care setting
    • Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
    • Manage physical resources
    • Manage domiciliary services
    • Lead the management of transitions
    • Promote awareness of sensory loss
    • Support individuals with sensory loss with communication
    • Appraising performance
    • Managing disciplinary processes

    There are other optional units that can be selected that reflect the learner’s job role.

    Course Delivery

    An Assessor will visit the candidate at their workplace at least once a month for a minimum of 2 hours. In between visits learners will be expected to complete work to ensure progress is made.

    Recommended Time

    The recommended time to complete this qualification is 16 months.


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