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Higher Diploma in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care & Children and Young Person’s Services – Level 5

Higher Diploma in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Person's Services

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Childcare
Adult and Community
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 5
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 79
Hours: 12.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £2882
Adult Loan Amount: £2882

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Course Information for Students

You will cover a number of areas, such as:

  • the assessment of individual needs
  • planning and review of care programmes
  • procurement and tendering
  • risk management
  • effective governance
  • domiciliary care management


You should:

  • be aged over 19 and working in a care environment as a supervisor or manager
  • have independent study and time management skills
  • have an excellent standard of English

A Level 3 qualification would be an advantage to support your learning at Level 5. 

The Diploma can be delivered either in a training centre or in the workplace. Learners are assessed mainly through a portfolio of evidence, which must be gathered in the workplace. For knowledge-only units, they will be assessed either in or out of the workplace.


The cost is £2,000 if paying via invoice which can be over a period of months or via a student loan. Full information will be provided by the assessor and you will need to have this in place before enrolment can commence.

Assessment takes place in the workplace by your nominated assessor. They will collect a range of different types of evidence against the criteria of the qualification. This can include:

  • observations
  • assignments
  • products of work
  • professional discussions

This is the qualification required for managers of adult residential and domiciliary services or children’s homes.

The Diploma can also help you work in roles such as:

Adult nurse 

Care home manager

Care worker

Children’s nurse 

Health promotion / education specialist

Health service manager 

Learning disability nurse 

Mental health nurse 

Residential warden

Social worker 

Supervisor / team leader 

Volunteer manager 

Youth and community worker.

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 1, 2023 1:43 pm