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)
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:
- 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
Career Options and Progression
On completion learners can progress to a wide range of job roles depending on the pathway taken. The following list is not all-inclusive, but gives a taster of the opportunities available in either adult or children and young people’s settings:
- Deputy Manager
- Assistant Manager
- Care Broker
- Case Manager
- Senior Support Worker
- Day Care Manager
- Residential Care Manager
Following on from this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress onto a Foundation Degree in an area relevant to your chosen field.
Modules and Assessment
As part of this course you will study a range of modules including:
- SHC 51 Use and develop systems that promote communication
- SHC 52 Promote professional development
- SHC 53 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
- M1 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people
- M2c Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
- M3 Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
- P1 Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
- P5 Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector)
- HSCM1 Lead person-centred practice
- LM1c Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
- LM2c Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings
- SS 5.1 Assess the individual in a health and social care setting
OP5.25 Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
In order to gain your qualification you will be required to build a Portfolio of evidence. This may include completion of written tasks, posters, leaflets and training materials. You will be required to draw on work products such as policies and guidelines. You will be required to prepare tasks and activities to use within your placement that will then be observed by your assessor. You will also be required to conduct a research task. Observations of practice will be carried out on a minimum of 3 occasions and additional professional discussions will then take place (this will be individual depending on your role).
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will attend College for a 3 hour session each week (1.30 pm – 4.30 pm) on Mondays during term time from September 2016 until July 2017. These sessions will include group delivery and group activities and discussions with 1-1 support also provided. You will be assigned a group tutor who will support you in the collation of your written evidence and an assessor who will attend your placement and assess your competence in the workplace.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Learners are required to source their own placement prior to enrolment. This will need to be confirmed in writing at the time of enrolment. Placement commitment should be for at least 6 hours a week for the full duration of the course. Once a placement is sourced it is essential that you work with the setting to ensure that the DBS application (criminal records check) is processed with your placement as soon as possible. Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager or Senior in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
There are no other costs associated with this course.
There is no specific equipment required to complete this qualification although there is a requirement to have a weekly placement for the full duration of the course.
The recommended text for the course is the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services by Tilmouth and Quallington
Regulation and Accreditation
This qualification is a QCF (Qualifications and Credits Framework) qualification. This accreditation means that it is recognised nationally as meeting relevant and appropriate standards.
Terms and Conditions
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