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Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care Level 5 - Qualification

GCS Training
Level 5
Jubilee Court
15 months
Telephone: 01792 284400 (Jubilee Court)


This qualification is practice-based for those with experience in a leadership or management role within the health and social care sector, who meet additional regulatory requirements which apply to some work settings. 

It will require learners to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills required for leadership and management of health and social care settings.

The qualification is suitable for learners who:

  • Are looking to demonstrate the competencies set out in the qualification as part of their role, and who meet any work setting minimum age regulations
  • Have completed an appropriate Level 4 Leadership and Management qualification, who have the opportunity to put theory into practice and meet any additional regulatory requirements

Key information

Learners must be aged 18+, and there is an expectation that learners will be proficient at using a computer and associated progress, as the learner will use an electronic portfolio system throughout the qualification. 

All prospective learners will have an initial assessment/interview to discuss the qualification and the expectations of the course with the trainer/assessor, who will provide support for the assessment delivery. 

The internal assessor will support the assessment to provide evidence that supplements the external assessment decision. The internal assessor will be responsible for confirming the validity of the candidate’s business project opportunity and project plan for providing sufficient assessment evidence, and for undertaking at least two observations of the candidate implementing their project. They will also support the candidate to provide evidence within their portfolio, as well as provide additional observation and testimony where appropriate. 

The qualification will be assessed by an external assessor who is employed by the awarding body City and Guilds. 

Learners must successfully complete:

  • A portfolio of evidence
  • A business project
  • A professional discussion


To achieve the qualification, learners must achieve a total of 120 credits in total:

  • 20 credits must be achieved from mandatory group A:
  • Lead and manage person/child-centred practice
  • Or Lead and manage person/child-centred practice through independent advocacy
  • 70 credits must be achieved from mandatory group B
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be achieved from the optional group

The mandatory content of this qualification consists of the following mandatory units:

  • Lead and manage person/child-centred practice
  • Lead and manage effective team performance
  • Lead and manage the quality of service provision to meet legislative, regulatory and organisational requirements
  • Professional practice
  • Lead and manage practice that promotes safeguarding of individuals 
  • Lead and manage health, safety and security in the workplace/setting

A range of optional units are also available in this qualification

The qualification allows successful candidates to progress their employment opportunities or to continue to further study at a higher level.