Care Diploma Level 5: Units

Example of Adults’ Residential Management England Generic HSC Level 5 Diploma

A - Shared Mandatory Group (for all pathways)

Unit code Unit title to achieve 20 credits Credit
SHC 51 Use and develop systems that promote communication 3
SHC 52 Promote professional development 4
SHC 53 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion 4
M1 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people's settings 5
M2c Working in partnership in health and social care or children and young people's settings 4
Total 20

E1: Adults’ Residential Management Mandatory Units

Unit code Unit title Must Achieve 32 Credits Credit
M3 Manage Health and Social Care Practice to Ensure Positive Outcomes for Individuals 5
P1 Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults 5
P3 Lead and Manage Group Living for Adults 5
P5 Understand Safeguarding For those working in the adult sector 1
HSC M1 Lead Person-Centred Practice 4
LM1c Lead and Manage a Team Within a Health and Social Care Setting 7
LM2c Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care Setting 5
Total 32

E2: Adults’ Residential Management Optional Management units

Unit code Unit title Minimum of 12 Credits to be achieved Credit
O1 Develop Procedures and Practice to Respond to Concerns and Complaints 6
O30c Facilitate Coaching and Mentoring of Practitioners in Health and Social Care 6
Total 12

E3: Adults’ Residential Management Optional Knowledge units

Unit code Unit title MAX of 6 Credits to be achieved Credit
LM1a Understand How to Manage a Team 3
LM2a Understanding Professional Supervision Practice 3
Total 6

E4: Adults’ Residential Management General Optional units

Unit code Unit title Min 10 Credits to be achieved Credit
LD 503 Lead Active Support 5
Advo 310 Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 5
Total 10
TOTALS 80


80 credits is the minimum required. This plan provides 80.

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 1: Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication
  • Unit code: SHC 51
  • Unit reference number: F/602/2335
  • QCF level: 5
  • Credit value: 3

The ability to use and develop communication systems is increasingly recognised and valued by employers as an important management skill.

 

  • Implement a strategy to overcome communication barriers and lead the implementation of revised communication systems and practices
  • Compare the effectiveness of different communication systems and develop working partnerships to propose improvements to communication systems
  • Explain , analyse and demonstrate the use of information management systems that meet legal and ethical requirements communicating with staff on change through team meetings

 

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Professional discussion or an essay to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Observations
  • Recognised Prior Learning  (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation

 

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 2: Promote Professional Development
  • Unit code: SHC 52
  • Unit reference number: L/602/2578
  • QCF level: 4
  • Credit value: 4

Preparing a Personal Development Plan (PDP) is the updating of professional knowledge and the improvement of professional competence. It is a commitment to being professional, by keeping practice and knowledge up-to-date by constantly seeking to improve performance

 

  • Understand and explain factors to consider when selecting opportunities and activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date
  • To be able to prioritise goals and targets for own professional development and be able to prepare a Personal Development Plan ( PDP )
  • Evaluate and compare models of reflective practice and be able to explain the importance of reflective practice to improve performance

 

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Professional discussion or an essay to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Reflective Log to demonstrate comparisons
  • Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation

 

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 3: Champion
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Unit code: SHC 53
  • Unit reference number: Y/602/3183
  • QCF level: 5
  • Credit value: 4

To be committed to providing an ethical and inclusive working environment, and to champion change the learner will need to understand, value and respect diversity and appreciate key legislation models and concepts of diversity, equality and inclusion. In this unit the learner will need to:-

 

  • Explain models of working practices that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion, and analyse the effects of barriers and the impact of legislation which influence initiatives
  • Demonstrate how to provide others with information about the consequences of discrimination, the impact of inclusion and the significance of diversity by supporting people to challenge discrimination
  • Examine the procedures, systems and processes within their role of accountability and to understand how these can promote equality and inclusion, evaluate effectiveness to ensure any gaps or shortfalls in systems and processes are addressed
  • Understand and describe ethical dilemmas and explain the principles of informed choice by proposing a strategy to manage risks when balancing individual rights and duty
    of care

 

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Professional discussion or an essay to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Observations
  • Recognised Prior Learning  (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation

 

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 4: Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit code: HSC M1
  • Unit reference number: K/602/3172
  • QCF level: 5
  • Credit value: 5

To improve health and safety outcomes, to comply with relevant legislative requirements, to better understand, identify and develop policies, procedures and practices in a health and social care setting or Children and Young People’s Setting. In this unit the learner will need to:-

 

  • Be able to explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting and to survey how policies, procedures and practices in own setting meet health, safety and risk management needs
  • Demonstrate how to support others in their roles and how to comply and complete records and reports on health, safety and risk management issues in line with organisational requirements and procedures
  • Be capable of working with people to assess potential risks and hazard to balance the management of risk with individual rights, to evaluate and analyse own practice in promoting a balanced approach to risk management

 

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Professional discussion or an essay to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Observations
  • Recognised Prior Learning  (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 5: Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit code: HSC  M2c
  • Unit reference number: A/602/3189
  • QCF level: 4
  • Credit value: 4

Partnerships, in a working context, can be described as joint working with stakeholders and independent bodies across an organisation and professional sectors, aiming to share a pool of relevant information to improve the experience and outcomes of people who use the services. In this unit learners will need to:

 

  • Appreciate and understand the features of effective partnership working by explaining the importance of partnership working with Stakeholders, by embedding theory in practice
  • Evaluate procedures for working with others; explain their own role and responsibilities with other professionals and how to deal constructively with conflict that may arise
  • Develop procedures for working with other professionals, and agree common objectives when working with others within the boundaries of their own role and responsibilities

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Professional Discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Work based products for example Reports / Minutes / Polices
  • Recognised Prior Learning  (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 13: Manage Health and Social Care Practice to Ensure Positive Outcomes for individuals
  • Unit code: M3
  • Unit reference number: M/602/2850
  • QCF level: 5
  • Credit value: 5

In the role of manager/senior worker one needs to provide a supportive environment for individuals to achieve positive outcomes. Managing outcome based care requires careful organising and planning to help identify and achieve the things people want to do. The manager and senior practitioner would need to:

 

  • Be able to understand outcome –based practice and theory by explaining the factors that result in promoting positive changes in people and culture
  • Examine and implement the process systems and processes for recording achieved outcomes and progress
  • Demonstrate appropriate methods and use of resources to promote good health and healthy choices in all aspects of the provision
  • Develop and manage a plan to address conflict and diplomas and ensure the workforce has the necessary training to recognise individual health care needs

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Professional Discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Work based products for example Reports / Minutes / Polices
  • Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation

 

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 14: Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • Unit code: P1
  • Unit reference number: R/602/2856
  • QCF level: 5
  • Credit value: 5

It is the legal and moral responsibility of every care worker to respect the rights of service users and to safeguard them from physical or mental harm at all times. Failure to do so may constitute abuse. The manager and senior practitioner need:

 

  • To be able to demonstrate understanding, knowledge and skills required to protect and safeguard vulnerable adults
  • Explain the relevant legal frameworks, protocols and evaluate the impact on your own policy developments
  • Demonstrate abilities to lead service provision by managing and promoting feedback to others on practice that supports the protection of vulnerable adults
  • Review the effectiveness of systems and procedures for working in partnership with other organisation by engaging and promoting the personalisation agenda

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Professional Discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Observations
  • Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation

 

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 15: Lead and Manage Group Living for Adults
  • Unit code: P3
  • Unit reference number: T/602/3174
  • QCF level: 5
  • Credit value: 5

To lead a positive group living environment that provides individuals with opportunities to achieve positive outcomes the manager and senior practitioner would need to:

 

  • Understand theoretical approaches to develop group living for adults and the impact legal and regulatory requirements have on physical group living
  • Be able develop systems to plan, manage, implement and review activities to promote positive outcomes in a group living environment
  • Demonstrate negotiation and conflict resolution skills develop and implement systems and to be able to recommend changes as a result of evaluation techniques
  • Develop a workforce development plan and implement appropriate training and development opportunities ensuring staff are aware of professional boundaries in relationships with adults in a group living environment

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner, the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Work Products : Development Plans or Reports
  • Professional Discussion
  • Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation

 

 

Example of a Unit within a Level 5 qualification

Unit 16: Lead Person-Centred Practice
  • Unit code: HSCM1
  • Unit reference number: D/602/2844
  • QCF level: 5
  • Credit value: 4

The care manager and senior practitioner play an important role supporting and working knowledgably to make the best use of all the available resources, including the energy of the individual, their community and other services to support, promote and implement a centred practice and will need to:

 

  • Be able to demonstrate how to support, respond, critically review, and participate with individuals when implementing person-centre practice
  • Understand and explain the theory, formats, person centre thinking tools and principles that underpin person-centred practice
  • Develop systems and processes that promote active participation and the effect legislation have on company person – centred policies

To enable the occupationally competent assessor to complete an assessment of the learner, the following methods of assessment could be used:

 

  • Work based product evidence
  • Professional Discussion
  • Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Evidence will be checked to ensure competence is sufficient to meet the standards of the Awarding Organisation
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