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Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Level 5 Edexcel Diploma

Higher Education

Course Overview

This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working in a management and advanced practice role in either a health and social care or children and young people's workplace.

The qualification is tailored to suit the learner and employer by choosing the most relevant optional units, in addition to the mandatory required units which gives learners opportunity to:

  • Develop and demonstrate technical and wider sector-related knowledge to underpin competence in the learners job role
  • Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning through the development of personal, learning and thinking skills 
  • Have existing skills recognised
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 5 qualification.

Course Content

Through a variety of mandatory and optional units, which are tailored to your job role, you will work towards completing the qualification with the support of your assessor who will visit you on a regular basis.

Mandatory units include:

  • 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
  • Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care
  • Undertake a Research Project within Services for Health and Social Care

Entry Requirement

You should be employed in a senior role in a health and social care setting. and have achieved a good standard of English and Maths at functional skills level 2 or above.


The qualification is completed by submitting the required evidence needed for the qualification through different assessment methods such as observation, professional discussion, written assignments and witness statements. A suitably experienced and qualified assessor will be allocated who will support and train the learner to complete the work.

Where does this course lead to

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to support you to lead a Health and Social Care or childcare service.

On successful completion of the diploma you could choose to progress on to a relevant degree in Health & Social Care or childcare

How to Enrol

To find out more information or to enrol please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference.

Course is now full

Course Outline

Course Code: MXEC224
Study Mode: Higher Education
Start Date: 01/08/2018
Day & Time: Flexible
Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £1305.00)
Registration Fees: £170.00
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