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Level: 5

Location: Workplace

Years: 2

Weeks: 79

Hours: 12.00

Start: 05/02/2021

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 2882.00*

Adult Loan Amount: 2882.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

You will cover a number of areas, such as:

  • the assessment of individual needs
  • planning and review of care programmes
  • procurement and tendering
  • risk management
  • effective governance
  • domiciliary care management


Entry requirements

You should:

  • be aged over 19 and working in a care environment as a supervisor or manager
  • have independent study and time management skills
  • have an excellent standard of English

A Level 3 qualification would be an advantage to support your learning at Level 5. 

Course Content

The Diploma can be delivered either in a training centre or in the workplace. Learners are assessed mainly through a portfolio of evidence, which must be gathered in the workplace. For knowledge-only units, they will be assessed either in or out of the workplace. .


How will I be assessed?

Assesment takes place in the workplace by your nominated assessor. They will collect a range of different types of evidence against the criteria of the qualification. This can include:

  • observations
  • assignments
  • products of work
  • professional discussions

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The cost is £2,000 if paying via invoice which can be over a period of months or via a student loan. Full information will be provided by the assessor and you will need to have this in place before enrolment can commence.

What can I do after this course?

This is the qualification required for managers of adult residential and domiciliary services or children's homes.

The Diploma can also help you work in roles such as:

  • Adult nurse 

  • Care home manager

  • Care worker

  • Children's nurse 

  • Health promotion / education specialist

  • Health service manager 

  • Learning disability nurse 

  • Mental health nurse 

  • Residential warden

  • Social worker 

  • Supervisor / team leader 

  • Volunteer manager 

  • Youth and community worker.




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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.
**** 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.

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