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Level: 4

Location: Other

Years: 2

Weeks: 60


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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: 2880.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

The programme covers:

  • leadership and management
  • personal development plan
  • communication management
  • resource management
  • facilitating person-centred practice
  • quality and compliance
  • facilitating change
  • statutory responsibility
  • safeguarding

There are mandatory and optional units.

Entry requirements

You need to:

  • have a good standard of English
  • have achieved a Level Three Lead Adult Care qualification
  • be working in a supervisory position in health and social care 

Course Content


  • Leadership and management
  • Personal development plan
  • Communication management
  • Resource management
  • Facilitating person-centred practice
  • Quality and compliance
  • Facilitating change
  • Statutory responsibility
  • Safeguarding

There are mandatory and optional units.

How will I be assessed?

  • Observations
  • Questioning
  • Products of work
  • Professional discussions
  • Assignments

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need a laptop.

You can either take out a student loan for the £3,000 cost of the course or you can be invoiced.

What can I do after this course?


You can progress to Level Five Leadership and Management qualifications. 

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* 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.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Employer academy prepared Michael for his future career

Health care assistant Michael Smith has recently completed his apprenticeship and is already “a really valuable” team member on ward 206 at the Royal Derby Hospital.        
Michael, 21, took levels two and three in Health and Social Care at the Roundhouse, where he also gained valuable work experience through the innovative Employer Academy run in partnership with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.        
This voluntary work helped him secure clinical apprenticeship role with the Trust.      
Michael trained on orthopaedic Ward 206 and was supported academically throughout his apprenticeship by DCG.          
He is now a qualified Health Care Assistant on the ward – following in the footsteps of his mum and brother.          
Michael said: “I’m happy as an HCA, but in future I may look at becoming a nurse practitioner or physiotherapist.”          
Senior Ward Sister Lynsey Heald described Michael as “a really valuable member of the team” and said his college study programme and work experience through the Employer Academy helped prepare him for the ward.          
She added: “He’s really hard working and he’s got a lovely way with the patients, and he gets on really well with the team.          
“Doing the health and social care courses really helped because he knew what to expect. They become a bit more confident, as well. We’ve got a recent new apprentice and Michael’s really taken her under his wing.”

I like caring for people, I’m enjoying the job and I really like the team. I’d recommend it.


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