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Level 5 Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare

This apprenticeship will enable you to advance your career to more senior levels in residential childcare.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Childcare
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 5
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 79
Start: Flexible
Adult Loan Amount: £2800

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Course Information for Students

The apprenticeship enables you to achieve a qualification which is mandatory for all managers in a residential young persons environment.

You need GCSEs at grade 4/C or above.

You should be aged 19+ and be working as a manager in a residential young persons environment.

The qualification enables learners to understand, demonstrate and develop the skills and knowledge needed in the leadership and management of practice in adult health and social care provision and/or in children and young people’s services.

The qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies plus a number of optional specialism units, which can be combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of each learner and their work setting.

The apprenticeship also includes Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2. 

You will receive 1-1 support from your assessor as you build your practical experience in the workplace. 


You will need a laptop. 

  • Observation
  • Projects
  • Products of work
  • Underpinning knowledge
  • Professional discussions
  • End Point Assessment

You could progress to higher management roles or degree-level studies.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Apprenticeships are free but the employer contributes 5% of the funding. 

Course Information for Employers

This apprenticeship leads to a mandatory qualification for home managers in residential care. 

They need GCSEs at grade 4/C or above. 

They should be aged 19+ and working in a management role in a residential young persons environment. 


  • Support and training, which should be 20% off the job
  • Reviews to be completed and signed in a timely fashion
  • Communication with the assessor regarding the apprentice

The apprentice is expected to have a commitment to completing the course as well as excellent:

  • interpersonal skills
  • time keeping
  • caring attitude

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare

  • Observation
  • Projects
  • Products of work
  • Underpinning knowledge
  • Professional discussions
  • End Point Assessment

No – unless they have maths and English to complete. 


They can progress to higher management.

Manager of a residential home for young people

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship. However, if you don’t, we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and can provide external advertising through social media and the National Apprenticeship Service’s website.

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email or call 01332 387421

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Course Information Last Updated On: January 25, 2024 5:26 pm