Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Level 5 Diploma (Cache)


Qualification Obtained: Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF)

Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services.

It has six pathways - three for adults and three for children and young people:

  • Management
  • Residential Services
  • Advanced Practice

The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.​​

​The Residential Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and care in residential settings.

The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework.

The six pathways cover a wide range of topics including safeguarding and protection, developing and carrying out policy, managing care services, change programmes and recruitment, promoting and developing best practice, supporting development and partnership working, care management and quality systems and improvement.

All classes are taught by specialist tutors with a wealth of experience in the early year’s sector.  All tutors engage in regular updating of skills within the industry and research to ensure currency of practice and information. Early year’s educator qualification although relatively new already has a strong and successful history of learners quickly gaining employment within the sector.

The part time programme design means that our provision is ideal for adults wishing to embark on a career change but who have other employment or family commitments.  The choice of class times is designed to accommodate family life. 

Course Entry Requirements

In order to access this course the following entry requirements must be met:

  • Written confirmation from an appropriate setting that they are willing to provide you with a placement on a weekly basis for the full duration of the course.

You must already hold a relevant Level 3 qualification according to your chosen pathway

Study Options

Course Code: SC1FE328
Start Date: 12/09/2016
End Date: 31/07/2017

Duration: 1 Year
Location of Study: University Centre
Cost: £2882

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