Arwain a Rheoli Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol: Ymarfer Lefel 5

Who is the qualification for?

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 is suitable for learners who:

  • are looking to demonstrate the competencies set out in the qualification as part of their work 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

What will the qualification cover?

The mandatory content of the Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care: practice 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 within this qualification

Qualification Structure

To achieve the Level 5 Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care: Practice qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 120 credits in total.

  • 20 credits must be achieved from Mandatory group A
  • 70 credits must be achieved from Mandatory group B
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be achieved from the Optional group.


Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care: practice will be externally assessed.

Learners must successfully complete:

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

What could the qualification lead to?

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

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