Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care and Children & Young People - Level 5 Diploma (NVQ)

Course overview

National Vocational Qualifications are one of the most popular qualifications within industry as they are delivered during working hours and demonstrate competency within a job role. These qualifications are based on national occupational standards, which are statements of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They cover all the main aspect of a specified occupation, including current best practice and are ideal for addressing skills gaps as well as identifying competence.

To achieve the full qualification, candidates must attain a minimum of 90 credits in total, comprising all the mandatory units and the remaining credits will be achieved by selecting the optional units.

The Learning and Skills Development Officer will provide support and guidance in selecting the appropriate units.

There are different pathways available according to the individual’s job role:

• Children and Young People’s Residential Management
• Children and Young People’s Management
• Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice
• Adults’ Residential Management
• Adults’ Management
• Adults’ Advanced Practice

Common Units for all pathways

• Use and develop systems that promote communication
• Promote professional development
• Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
• Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in
health and social care or children and young people’s settings
• Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
• Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children
and young people’s settings
• Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and
young people

Optional Units which are available via the different pathways may include:

• Understand children and young person’s development
• Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for child and young person development
• Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children
and young people
• Lead and manage group living for children
• Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children a young people’s
setting
• Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young
people’s setting
• Lead practice in promoting the well-being and resilience of children and young person
development
• Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children
and young people
• Lead and manage group living for children
• Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s
setting
• Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young
people’s setting
• Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young
people’s settings
• Lead practice in promoting the well-being and resilience of children and young people
• Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
• Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
• Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult
sector)
• Lead person-centred practice
• Assess the individual in a health and social care setting
• Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints
• Recruitment and selection within health and social care or children and young people’s
settings
• Facilitate the development of effective group practice in health and social care or children
and young people’s settings
• Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health and social care or children and
young people’s settings
• Manage induction in health and social care of children and young people’s settings
• Facilitate change in health and social care or children and young people’s setting
• Manage an inter-professional team in a health and social care or children and young
people’s setting
• Manage finance within own area of responsibility in health and social care or Children and
young people’s setting
• Manage quality in health and social care or children and young people’s setting
• Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
• Manage physical resources
• Understand partnership working
• Understand how to manage a team
• Understanding professional supervision practice
• Understand the process and experience of dementia
• Understand physical disability
• Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
• Understand sensory loss
• Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and
sexual health
• Manage domiciliary services
• Lead the management of transitions
• Lead positive behavioural support
• Develop provision for family support
• Lead support for disabled children and young people and their carers
• Lead active support
• Lead interactive training
• Promote access to health care for individuals with learning disabilities
• Promote good practice in the support of individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
• Support families who are affected by acquired brain injury
• Support families who have a child with a disability
• Support the development of community partnerships
• Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services
• Support individuals at the end of life
• Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crises
• Implement the positive behavioural support model
• Support individuals to access education, training or employment
• Promote awareness of sensory loss with communication
• Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
• Support children’s speech, language and communication
• Understand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing
poverty and disadvantage
• Independent mental capacity advocacy
• Independent mental health advocacy
• Providing independent advocacy to adults
• Independent advocacy with children and young people
• Providing independent mental capacity advocacy – deprivation of liberty safeguards
• Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
• Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misusers
• Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people
• Develop, maintain and use records and report
• Support individuals to stay safe from harm or abuse
• Provide support to children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse
• Lead and manage infection prevention and control within the work setting
• Lead and manage practice in dementia care
• Lead practice which supports individuals to take positive risks
• Assess the needs of carers and their families
• Lead practice in assessing and planning the needs of families and carers
• Appraise staff performance
• Support people who are providing homes to individuals
• Manage disciplinary processes in health and social care or children and young people’s
settings
• Manage business redesign in health and social care or children and young people’s
services
• Understand the factors affecting older people
• Understand Advanced Care Planning
• Support the spiritual wellbeing of individuals
• Support individuals during the last days of life
• Understand how to support individuals during the last days of life
• End of life and dementia care
• Lead and manage end of life care services
• Lead a service that supports individuals through significant life events
• Provide information about health and social care or children and young people’s services

Entry requirements

To be working a minimum of 10 hours per week in a appropriate vocational role which will enable you to gather the evidence for your qualification

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this qualification will be via direct observation in the working environment.  Knowledge will also be assessed via assignments or a portfolio of evidence.  Some of the evidence used in portfolios will include; witness testimonies, professional discussion and the learners' own plans and written records.

What can I do next

Upon completing this qualification a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to further study.

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Start Date
Flexible

Qualifications / Level
Level 5

Study Type
Part Time

Location
Workplace

Cost
£1465.00

Course Code
SOL14149