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Level: 5

Location: Workplace

Years: 2

Weeks: 78

Hours:

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Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Adult Loan Amount: 2800.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

The Level Five Diploma covers issues such as:

  • understanding young persons' development
  • support for children and young persons who are vulnerable or disadvantaged
  • leading practice to support safeguarding and the protection of children
  • managing risk
  • your own professional development
  • leading and managing group living
  • leading a service to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse
  • e-safety
  • wellbeing and resilience

There are both mandatory and optional units.

Entry requirements

You should:

  • Have completed the Level 3/4 Diplomas
  • Be in a management position
  • Have an excellent standard of English - both written and verbal
  • Be keen to pursue your career in this sector

Course Content

The criteria that you will be covering include themes such as:

  • understanding young persons' development
  • support for children and young persons who are vulnerable or disadvantaged
  • leading practice to support safeguarding and the protection of children
  • managing risk
  • your own professional development
  • leading and managing group living
  • leading a service to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse
  • e-safety
  • wellbeing and resilience

There are both mandatory and optional units.

How will I be assessed?

  • observation
  • questioning
  • products of work
  • assignments
  • PDP
  • professional discussions

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The cost of the course is £3000.

You will need a laptop.

What can I do after this course?

 

You could advance to degree-level studies.

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing. But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career. Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.
 
Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals. A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital. And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.
 
Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia. Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

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