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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Potential job roles for learners working towards this qualification include Managers and Assistant Managers of Residential Care, Day Services, Domiciliary Care and Community based services.

What are the entry requirements?

It is a requirement of the awarding body that all learners are aged 19 and above. The applicant must show an ability to progress to a Level 5 qualification. For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:
-A level 3 course in a related subject e.g. Early Years, Health and Social Care
-An Advanced/Advanced Subsidiary GCE profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A*-C
-Other related level 3 or 4 qualifications
-Appropriate work/management experience
More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement, that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
It would be advantageous if applicants were computer literate and able to use MS Word.

What does this programme involve?

All students study the first five units which are mandatory, following on from here, students are able to pick from specialist pathways depending on their occupational bias (Adult Pathways or Children and Young People Pathways).
Mandatory Units include:
1. Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication
2. Promote Professional Development
3. Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
4. Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young Peoples Settings
5. Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young Peoples Settings
Assessment is via means of a portfolio of evidence made up of internally assessed assignments. In addition work based competence is assessed by means of a peripatetic assessor visiting the workplace to undertake direct observation of the candidate.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly. They will complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target. They will support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as; professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

What else do I need to know?

This course is suitable for those working in Health and Social Care or with Children and Young Peoples Services who are seeking to enhance their management skills and knowledge whilst introducing a variety of management techniques to support their role within the organisation. This qualification aims to guide and assess development of knowledge, understanding and skill in management and advanced practice within Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services. The Level 5 Diploma professional qualification is designed to replace the current Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services and the Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care. This qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualifications for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector where appropriate in England.

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If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 5% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact or call 023 8091 1195.

Dates for the diary

Each year we hold various events which will give you the opportunity to find out more about our range of courses. For specific dates and times please see the events section of this website or telephone 023 8091 1195.

How do I apply?

If you are hoping to undertake a workbased apprenticeship, please be aware that you will need to be employed in a relevant role in industry and your employer must agree to your training.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Workforce Skills Advisors on 023 8091 1195.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
LMRC5 Workplace Flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible You may be eligible for fee funding - please enquire for details Please Enquire Apply now

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Need any further advice?

For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact or call 023 8091 1195.

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

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