The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) has been developed to give learners the opportunity to:
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.
To achieve the Level 5 Diploma, you will be assessed on the following:
£1,500 which includes all resources, registration and certification.
You could progress to a higher level management course.
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.