Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Adults’ (Advanced Practice or Management Pathway)


Show that you have the skills needed to keep a care-provision organisation running smoothly with the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Adults’ Advanced Practice.


This 12 month qualification gives you the opportunity to build both your leadership and care skills, allowing you to help more people and develop your organisation.

This qualification is for those already working in health and social care at any level, full or part-time. This is a vital qualification for those wishing to develop a higher level of competence which could lead to further career development. This programme is ideal for a range of care positions, including those with supervisory responsibility, but who have not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

Key FactsSubject AreasWhat could this qualification lead to?

  • Taught sessions & Workshops
  • Strong tutorial support
  • Practice assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence produced
  • Wide range of assessment methods
  • Apprenticeship Framework Available
  • Vocational Blended Route Available

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Person Centred Practice
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • Quality Health Care
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Long term conditions
  • End of Life Care.

This qualification can be seen as the Social Care equivalent to the Assistant Practitioner Level 5 qualification.

Students may hold posts in End of Life teams, Community Wards, Rapid Response, Domiciliary Care, Nursing and Residential Care – across the full range of service users.

You may hold – or may wish to hold – a more senior care position within your organisation. The qualification is recognised as acceptable to registration authorities for social care organisations and would allow you to become a lead carer or a manager of a facility.


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