Show that you have the skills needed to keep a care provision organisation running smoothly with the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services. This qualification gives you the opportunity to build both your managerial and care skills, allowing you to help more people. It also fulfills the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of a children’s home. Achievement at Level 5 reflects the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address broadly-defined, complex problems. It includes taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within broad parameters. It also reflects understanding of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them. Applicants will required to be in a position that provides real life work opportunities that meet these criteria.
Health and Social Care (Children & Young People)
Diploma units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. Methods of assessment could include:
- Direct observation within the workplace
- Portfolio of evidence
- Professional discussion
- Written assignments or a task set
All the assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.
You may be required to undertake the following modules if you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English:
Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)
You should be responsible for running a facility that provides services for vulnerable children. You might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.
Apprenticeship: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be at least 16 years of age and in employment for at least 16 hours per week. They must have a clean Enhanced DBS check.
Workbased: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be 16 years of age and in employment for at least 16 hours per week, volunteering or on a practical placement as they will be required to show competence in both knowledge and skills. They must have a clean Enhanced DBS check.
- Text books
Apprenticeship – no fee if this course is taken as an apprenticeship
Workbased course fee – £1,500
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.