Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children & Young People’s Services (England)


This course is awarded by City and Guilds and has been designed for those who want to work in a management position within the health & social care sector, specialising in adult care. The purpose of the City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) is to develop the knowledge and skills required by managers and leaders.

Achieving the qualification enables candidates with the skills to innovate and positively address challenges and opportunities in a changing environment. The course covers the key elements of leadership skills within a Health and Social Care Setting.

If you are a registered Care Manager for residential or children services or would like to become one, as per CQC requirements you are required to hold this qualification, as it has replaced the Level 4 Registered Managers qualification.

You will need to achieve a minimum of 90 credits to obtain this qualification.

Who are the qualifications for?

For learners who work in health and social care and children and young people’s services listed below in the following roles:
• Registered Managers
• Managers
• Assistant managers
• Deputy managers
• Senior care/support workers/supervisors
• Co-ordinators
• Team leaders

What do the qualifications cover?

The qualification covers the key elements required by managers and leaders in the Health and Social Care setting. It is a CQC REQUIREMENT for managers to be Level 5 qualified. This course will give you the key skills to address challenges within the workplace, as well as embrace opportunities to enhance the quality of care, meet standards and enhance effectiveness and efficiency within your team.