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Leadership in Health & Social Care City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma

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    For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

This qualification is for people who work as managers in Health and social care. It will guide and assess development of knowledge and understanding and skills in management practice. It replaces the current Level 4 LMC and Health & Social Care. A flexible programme with workplace delivery and a requirement to attend college for one session a week for further support and development.


I joined Candour Care Services, a private learning disability care home, as a Support Worker in 2012 after being made redundant from my previous job. I like helping people to help themselves, so it was something I felt I needed to do. My employer gave me the opportunity to complete the Level 3 Health & Social Care course at Bedford College while I was working. It meant a return to education after 20 years, but I was subsequently promoted to Senior Support Worker.

It took a little more persuasion for me to enrol on to the Level 5 qualification. I was very nervous at first to move up to this level of study, but my tutors really believed in me. They made the course very enjoyable and would explain in detail if there was anything I did not understand. The timetable fitted in well with my work commitments and family life.

The course has improved my communication skills, confidence and knowledge of leading a team. I have now been promoted to Lead Care Coordinator, working alongside the Manager and Deputy Manager in making sure the needs of the people who use our service are fully met. My ultimate aim, if I gain enough experience, is to manage a care home.

I loved meeting new people on the course; we helped each other and gained a lot from discussing how our own workplaces function. In fact, three of my colleagues are now studying the Level 5 qualification following my recommendation! 

Ornat - L5 Leadership for Health & Social Care

Entry requirements

NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care is desirable.

Course content

Learners must achieve 80 credits to complete the qualification over a 2 year period. Learners will enhance their management skills and develop strategies in communications of policies and procedures within the care sector.

Units include:

  • Develop an implement policies and procedures
  • Professional development
  • Champion equality and diversity
  • Communications
  • Health & safety and risk management.

There is a catalogue of optional units to chose from according to the individual work experience and career pathway.

Assessment methods

Written evidence and direct observation from allocated assessor.

Further study and career options

Foundation degree in Health & Social care. This qualification is recognised as acceptance as entry requirements for a number of HEI programmes.

Course Information & How to Apply

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

Start DateFeesLocationCourse Code
Flexible Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Work-based Learning K1350


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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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