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Level: 5

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 1.50

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

Exams (£): 2000.00**

Adult Loan Amount: 2800.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a Level 5 Diploma which consists of two main pathways:

  • Children and Young People's pathway
  • Adult pathway

Entry requirements

You should have a good level of English and should be working in a management position to be able to achieve this qualification.

You may be responsible for running a facility that provides services for vulnerable children, adults or both. You might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

Course Content

The Level 5 Diploma consists of two main pathways:

Children and Young People's Pathway

  • Children's and young people's residential management
  • Children's and young people's management
  • Children's and young people's advanced practice

Adult Pathway

  • Adults residential management
  • Adults management
  • Adults advanced practice

You will also study:

  • Using and developing systems that promote communication
  • Promoting professional development
  • Championing equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Developing health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Working in partnership in health and social care, and children's and young people's settings.

How will I be assessed?

Learners will be assessed mainly through a portfolio of evidence, which must be gathered in the learner's workplace. For knowledge-only units, learners will be assessed either in or out of the workplace.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is a £2,000 cost for the course or you should have a student loan in place before enrolment.

What can I do after this course?

Career progression opportunities, including higher level studies, will be discussed with you.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** 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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