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Level: 5

Location: Other

Years: 2

Weeks: 114

Hours:

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

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Course Summary

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) has been developed to give learners the opportunity to:

  • demonstrate competence as a residential childcare manager
  • develop knowledge, understanding and skills related to the leadership and management of practitioners in residential childcare 
  • have their existing skills recognised
  • engage in learning that is relevant to them and which will provide them with opportunities to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful performance in working life 
  • achieve a nationally recognised Level 5 vocationally-related qualification
  • progress in employment in residential childcare 
  • progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications.

Entry requirements

This qualification is for you if you work in a management role in a residential care setting with children and young people. If you are a new manager, you will need to complete the qualification within three years of employment.

The Diploma is the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

You need to demonstrate a high standard of English.

Course Content

  • Understand children and young people’s development in residential childcare
  • Understand support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged
  • Lead and manage a team within a residential childcare setting
  • Lead practice to support the safeguarding and protection of children and young people in residential childcare
  • Lead practice for communication and information management in residential childcare settings
  • Manage risk in residential childcare
  • Lead and manage group living in residential childcare
  • Lead a service that can support children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse
  • Lead practice to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare
  • Implement a Positive Relationship Policy in residential childcare
  • Lead practice to support the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare
  • Lead practice in safe use of digital, internet and mobile technology with children and young people
  • Undertake professional development in residential childcare settings
  • Lead practice to promote the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare
  • Lead networks and multi-agency work to benefit children and young people in residential childcare

Optional units

  • Lead a residential childcare service that can engage with the youth justice system
  • Lead practice to support young people leaving care
  • Understand the context of residential childcare for children and young people with complex disabilities or conditions
  • Principles for leading the transition of young people with complex disabilities or conditions to adult services
  • Support others to understand models of disability and their effects on working practice with children and young people
  • Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma, you will be assessed on the following:

  • Evidence of your knowledge and understanding as well as  your practical competence in the real working environment
  • Knowledge through assignments, work products, professional discussion and group work
  • Your performance through observations and witness testimonies
  • High standard of English

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

£1,500 which includes all resources, registration and certification.

What can I do after this course?

 

You could progress to a higher level management course.

 

* 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.

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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