NEW** CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (90 credits)

About this qualification

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services.

It has six pathways - three for adults and three for children and young people: 

  •   Management
  •   Residential Services
  •   Advanced Practice 

This qualification has been built to meet the apprenticeship framework requirements of a 90 credit qualification and must be taken by learners who are taking their qualification as part of the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management.

Our current 80 Credit qualification will remain in our portfolio for those learners who wish to opt for this outside of the apprenticeship framework.

What does the qualification cover?

The six pathways cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Developing and carrying out policy
  • Managing care services, change programmes and recruitment
  • Promoting and developing bet practice
  • Supporting development and partnership working
  • Care management
  • Quality systems and improvement

Who is it suitable for?

The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

The Residential Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and care in residential settings.

The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 19 years old. It is also recommended that they will hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long does it take to complete?

It can usually be completed within a year.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

A degree in a related discipline.

Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?

On completion learners can progress to a wide range of job roles depending on the pathway taken. The following list is not all-inclusive, but gives a taster of the opportunities available in either adult or children and young people’s settings:

  •   Manager
  •   Deputy Manager
  •   Assistant Manager
  •   Care Broker
  •   Case Manager
  •   Senior Support Worker
  •   Day Care Manager
  •   Residential Care Manager