Health & Social Care Level 5

Role Profile

Social care workers provide care and support for vulnerable people, such as those with disabilities and older people. Whereas healthcare takes place at hospital, social care is provided in the community – at the home of the person receiving care, or in a care home, for example.

Social care is also available for families, making sure children from vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds are growing up in a safe and healthy environment.

Our Aim

About the Course

The level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership in Health and Social care provides you with guidance and assesses your knowledge, understanding and skills in Leadership and Management within the Health and Social care sector. The level 5 Health and Social care NVQ meets the required regulatory requirements for this sector and can demonstrate Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Typical Job Roles

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

Entry Requirements

Any entry requirements will be determined by individual employers.


Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Method of Delivery

Delivery will be in partnership with employers and adopt a blended approach of on and off the job training and professional development. Apprentices will receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at City College of London through classroom-based activities.

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Career Progression

Successful completion of Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions. The Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management has been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.


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There was a time when I would never have considered being a project manager, but I’m not far behind that now.

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