The Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care is designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to be successful in a health and social care career at a supervisory or management level. The mandatory units in the certificate provide a strong foundation in the profession, while allowing you an optional unit in a specialisation focus area. Optional coursework ranges from study of psychology, public health, social policy, human resources, finance and other focused topics.
Upon successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma, you will be able to make an immediate and meaningful contribution in the management of health and social care. Qualifi are regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) to award the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care in England and Wales. This qualification has been accredited to the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and has its unique Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN).
The Level 5 Diploma is designed to apply to your professional requirements. Therefore, you must have a recognised Level 4 National Certificate .
Learners who possess Qualifications at Level 3 and/or 4;
Learners who have work experience at a managerial level and demonstrate ambition with clear
Learners who possess a first degree in another discipline and want to develop their careers in
health and social care or business.
In certain circumstances, students with considerable experience but no formal Qualifications may be
considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required.
International Qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate
programmes. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at
least one of which should preferably be Academic.
Upon completion of the Level 5 Diploma you should be able to progress to:
The final year of an undergraduate degree; or
Directly into employment in an associated profession.
The Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of six mandatory, foundational units and one optional unit. You must complete all seven mandatory units and at least one of the optional units.
The Certificate requires 6 Mandatory Units at Level 4.
UnitReference Mandatory units
HSC401 Academic Study Skills
HSC402 Communicating in Health and Social Care
HSC403 An Introduction to Healthcare Policy
HSC404 Reflective Practice
HSC405 Managing People in Health and Social Care
HSC406 Sociology Concepts in Health and Ill Health
Who is it for?
The Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care is designed for who wants to receive the knowledge, understanding and skills to become successful in a health and social care career at a supervisory or management level.