Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

Level 4

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is knowledge-based and designed for learners who are aspiring managers but are not yet in a leadership and management role within the Health and Social Care sector. It is suitable for the following:

  • learners who have successfully completed a Level 2 Health and Social Care, or a recognised equivalent
  • learners who have successfully completed Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults), or a recognised equivalent
  • learners who have successfully completed Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People), or a recognised equivalent
  • learners who have successfully completed Advanced GCE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare

 

What will the qualification cover?

Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualification consists of the following three units:

  • Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
  • Theoretical frameworks for leadership and management in health and social care
  • Leadership and management of effective team performance in health and social care services

Qualification structure

To achieve the Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualification learners must achieve 60 credits in total. All units in this qualification are mandatory.

Assessment

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualification is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.

For the external assessment learners must successfully complete:

  • A project that contains a written report, presentation and discussion based around a proposed change to practice

For the internal assessment learners must successfully complete:

  • A series of tasks, involving both oral and written responses

What could the qualification lead to?

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care qualification provides the knowledge for managers to take their first step into a leadership role supporting both horizontal and vertical progression on to:

  • Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Level 5 Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care: Practice qualification

Opportunities for further study and professional training are being explored with universities across Wales.

Contact us

Learners/New Centres


hclw.customer@cityandguilds.com
0844 543 0033 (option 3)

Existing Centres


hclw.customer@cityandguilds.com
0844 543 0000 (option 6)

Key Documents

Qualification Handbook

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Assessment Pack

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Course Materials

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