The ProQual Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is aimed at candidates who are employed as managers, deputy managers and management trainees who are looking to develop the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in children and young people’s services.


Course Structure

Through the Learning Assistant platform, provided by City & Guilds, you can earn your qualification online while learning, developing and practicing the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Health & Social Care.

To gain the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for the Children and Young People’s Workforce you must complete 12 mandatory units and choose from a wide range of optional units, covering both your knowledge and your working practice. Your assessor will discuss the optional units with you and help you to decide which units would be beneficial to you.


Mandatory Units

Unit R/508/2786: Study Skills

Unit Y/615/0418: Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication

Unit D/615/0419: Promote Professional Development

Unit R/615/0420: Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Unit Y/615/0421: Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Children and Young People’s Settings

Unit H/615/0423: Work in Partnership in Children and Young People’s Settings

Unit K/615/0424: Understand Children and Young Person’s Development

Unit A/615/0444: Lead Practice that Supports Positive Outcomes for Child and Young Person Development

Unit F/615/0445: Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support the Safeguarding of Children and Young People

Unit L/615/0447: Lead and Manage a Team within Children and Young People’s Settings

Unit R/615/0448: Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Children and Young People’s Work Settings

Unit Y/615/0449: Lead Practice in Promoting the Well-Being and Resilience of Children and Young People

Course Format

The learning material is provided electronically on the Learning Assistant Platform with a guidebook and assessment plan. The assessment team will monitor your progress to offer you support and guidance throughout your course. 



You will build up a portfolio of evidence in the form of written statements or “Reflective Accounts” along with supporting work products you have produced. You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties with whom you work. This may include a supervisor, line manager or other suitably qualified individuals who understand your job role and the standards you have to meet to obtain this level of qualification.

The ProQual Level 5 Diploma does not require an observation.


Age Restrictions

The ProQual Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is not approved for those under the age of 18.



Learners will receive 12 months access to their course. Average completion time for the Level 5 Diploma is 6-8 months.



You will receive full uncapped access to the TrustTeach Health & Social Care assessment team for 12 months. You can contact the assessment team via phone, email or over the Learning Assistant platform.  Our assessors work Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, and any messages sent outside of these hours will be picked up during normal working times.  

You will receive your e-cert within 1 week of completion and the hard copy of your certificate within 4 weeks of completion.



The cost of the course is £1145.00

Should you wish to pay in full by card you can receive 15% off the full cost of the course.  Use code PIF15 or call +44 (0)203 9002048.

Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.