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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 20

Hours: 1.00

Start: 15/01/2018

Days / Times: Wednesday 18:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 811.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 811.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is designed to equip learners with knowledge and understanding of the principles of leadership and management in an adult care setting.

It has been devised in partnership with Skills for Care to provide learners with a progression pathway towards management roles in the sector.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to be at least 19 years of age.

The course is suitable for individuals who work within the sector and aspire to be in a management role. Learners will find it useful if they have already completed a Level 3 qualification and have experience of working in the sector.

Course Content

There are 12 mandatory units, including:

  • Understand leadership and management of a team in adult care
  • Understand regulatory processes in adult care
  • Understand communication and information management in adult care
  • Understand partnership working in adult care
  • Understand person-centred practice and continuous improvement in adult care
  • Principles of supervision in adult care
  • Understand management of health and safety in adult care

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a series of centre-devised assessments and build a portfolio of evidence.

The class will run for 2 hours per week, every other week. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to the:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People`s Services


You can advance your career to take up a management role in the sector.


* 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.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

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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