Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Programme Overview

The Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care at BSMS has been carefully crafted to cultivate and reward today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare and social care professionals. It aims to elevate recognition and professionalism within the health and social care sector while providing a structured career pathway for learners aspiring to enhance their management and care capabilities.

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Why choose this programme?

Choosing the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care at BSMS is a strategic decision with numerous benefits. This program equips learners with vital skills such as critical analysis, problem-solving, and ethical practice, tailored specifically for healthcare and social care settings. By completing this diploma, individuals gain independent thinking abilities, ethical awareness, and an interdisciplinary approach crucial for effective service provision. Moreover, this qualification opens doors to diverse career opportunities, including management, supervision, or specialized roles within the healthcare and social care sectors. It also encourages learners to pursue further professional development and academic studies, empowering their personal growth and advancing their career prospects within BSMS.

Key Facts

The following key facts provide essential information about the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care offered at BSMS, ensuring a clear understanding of the qualification's value and potential pathways for further advancement:

Qualification Type Vocational Related Qualification (Higher Education)
Level 5
Accreditation Status Accredited
Credit Equivalency 120
Qualification Number (RQF) 601/5442/1
Progression Routes Graduates can progress to the final year of a UK University Honours Degree, enhancing their academic qualifications and career opportunities.
Availability Offered both in the UK and internationally, providing learners with a globally recognized qualification and diverse opportunities for career development.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care at BSMS requires candidates to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Possess Qualifications at Level 3 and/or 4 in health and social care or related fields.
  • Have work experience at a managerial level, demonstrating ambition and clear career goals in health and social care or business.
  • Possess a first degree in another discipline and wish to develop their careers in health and social care or business, showing a commitment to professional growth and development.

Progression Route

Upon successful completion of the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care at BSMS, graduates can progress to various pathways, including:

  • Final year of a UK University Honours Degree in health and social care or related fields, enhancing their academic qualifications and preparing for advanced roles in the sector.
  • Other opportunities for career advancement and professional development within the health and social care industry, such as managerial positions, specialized roles, or further education and training in specific areas of interest.

Programme Modules

  • Principles Underpinning Health and Social Care
  • The Management of Quality in Health and Social Care
  • Research Project
  • Partnership Working in Health and Social Care
  • Working with Service Users with Complex Needs
These units are designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of key principles, management strategies, research methodologies, partnership working, and specialized care approaches relevant to the health and social care sector.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analysing, synthesising and summarising information critically
  2. The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding the ability to think independently and solve problems
  3. Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
  4. Recognising the moral and ethical issues of health and social care practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
  5. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision
  6. Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
  7. To develop transferable skills and knowledge.
  8. Circumstances, whether within their own area of employment, or through promotion to a supervisory or management position, or to adapt to changes in the health/social care environment
  9. To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.


The assessment process for this diploma is designed to evaluate learners' understanding and application of key concepts in health and social care. It includes a variety of assessment methods such as examinations, assignments, projects, and presentations. These assessments are structured to encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, and the application of theoretical knowledge in real-world healthcare scenarios. The assessment process also emphasizes ethical considerations, interdisciplinary collaboration, and adherence to professional standards in health and social care practice.