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 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) 

Qualification Title: IAO Level 3 Diploma Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) 
Qualification Number: 601/5269/2

Cost: £ 1,960.00 (Pay in full)   

Payment Plan: Yes,  12 Monthly Payments ( £181.50) Invoice will be sent to you  on receipt of the enrolment  form 

Funding: No

Duration: 12 - 18 Months

Total Credits: 65

GLH: 448

Required knowledge and placement

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Course Introduction

The aim of the qualification is to improve the quality of care provided to vulnerable children and young people in residential care by guiding and assessing the development of knowledge and skills to confirm occupational competence.

 

This qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector where appropriate.

This qualification provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their experience in management roles such as a Children’s Centre Manager, Children’s Care Manager, Deputy Manager or Scheme Manager.

 

This qualification is the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

Learners must be at least 19 years of age.

 

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the Residential Childcare sector as a manager or team leader. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their occupational competence in a management role within children’s homes.

 

It is recommended that Learners hold a Level 3 qualification in a related area.

A total of 65 credits are needed for this qualification to be achieved.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification however learners must be at least 19 years of age.

Learners will then need to choose optional units from their chosen pathway.

Assessment

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice

  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy

  • Professional discussion

  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations

  • Written assignments

 

Awarding organisation

Innovate Awarding is one of the newest, most dynamic awarding organisations in the industry, seeking to bring a fresh approach and excellent service to training providers, colleges and learners. Innovate Awarding qualifications are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. Innovate Awarding have rigorous quality assurance controls and procedures in place and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, qualification delivery and assessment.

Innovate Awarding are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credit values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. Innovate Awarding accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.

Course modules - Mandatory

You complete fifteen mandatory units at level 5:

  • Understand children and young people’s development in residential childcare

  • Understand support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged

  • Lead and manage a team within a residential childcare setting

  • Lead practice to support the safeguarding and protection of children and young people in residential childcare

  • Lead practice for communication and information management in residential childcare settings

  • Manage risk in residential childcare

  • Lead and manage group living in residential childcare

  • Lead a service that can support children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse

  • Lead practice to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare

  • Implement a positive relationship policy in residential childcare

  • Lead practice to support the well-being and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare

  • Lead practice in safe use of digital, internet and mobile technology with children and young people

  • Undertake professional development in residential childcare settings

  • Lead practice to promote the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare

  • Lead networks and multi-agency work to benefit children and young people in residential childcare

Learners will then need to choose optional units from their chosen pathway.

Learner support

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work and at home. Students receive access to online portflio, assignments and tutor support by email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to 12-18 months from the time of enrolment.

FAQs
What is distance learning?

Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and, therefore, you can study anytime, any place, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a full-time job, or other commitments, that won’t allow them time off to study.

Career

Upon completing this Level 5  Management Course, candidates can work as a Senior Practitioner as Early Years Managers in a Nursery, Crèche or Day Care Centre. Candidates will be compliant and hold a relevant EYFS qualification.

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