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Level: 5

Location: Other

Years: 2

Weeks: 104


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Tuition (£): 0.00*

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Course Summary

This qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult care and young people's settings. The course has a choice of three pathways depending on your job role.



Entry requirements

You need GCSE grade C or 4-9. Alternatively you will need to complete Functional Skills at Level 2. You should also have a good standard of English.

You should be working in a position of manager or supervisor, should be self-motivated and should be willing to undertake independent study.


Course Content

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and young people's services. It has three pathways depending on your job role and covers:

  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Managing care services
  • Supporting development and partnership working
  • Contributing to broader activities such as change programmes and recruitment
  • Complying with quality systems and continuously improving quality
  • Developing and carrying out policy
  • Promoting and developing best practice
  • Care management
  • Maths and English Level 2 Functional Skills

The apprenticeship includes 20% off-the-job training and an end point assessment.

How will I be assessed?

  • Observations
  • Questioning
  • Professional discussion
  • Assignments
  • Witness statements
  • Products of work
  • End point assessment

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need a lap top for the e-portfolio and research.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to a Level 7 management course.



  • Care Home Manager
  • Care Worker
  • Health Promotion and Education Specialist
  • Assessor (you will need an assessor award for this career route)
  • Health Service Manager
  • Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Youth Community Worker
  • Volunteer Manager


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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.

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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