Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children & Young People Settings

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

This course is delivered flexibly through monthly one-to-one sessions with your assessor, arranged at a time and date to suit you.

You will also communicate through Microsoft Teams, emails and phone appointments in between your monthly sessions to keep you on track to achieve your qualification.

Course Length

12-18 months.

  • Course Overview

    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services.

    It has five pathways – three for adults and two for children and young people.

    The pathways cover a wide range of topics including:

    • Safeguarding and protection.
    • Developing and carrying out policy.
    • Managing care services, change programmes and recruitment.
    • Promoting and developing best practices.
    • Supporting development and partnership working.
    • Care management.
    • Quality systems and improvement.
  • Who is this course for?

    The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in a childcare setting who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a qualification at this level.

  • Course Benefits
    • Recognised qualification (Accredited)
    • Fully funded through Adult Learning Loan
    • Delivered on a one-to-one basis
    • Excellent support from assessors and trainers
  • Entry Requirements
    • Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles.
    • It is also recommended that they hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area. Learners will need to have good written English skills to cope with the demands of the assessment.
    • You must also live in the UK.
  • Assessment Methods

    All units are internally assessed by the Centre. Methods used could include:

    • Interpretation of knowledge from direct observation of practice in the workplace.
    • Witness evidence.
    • Professional discussion.
    • Reflection on own practice in real work situations.
    • Written assignments.
    • Learner's own plans and written records.
    • Learner log or reflective diary.
    • Observation.
    • Portfolio of evidence.
    • Scenario or case study.
    • Oral questioning.
  • Qualifications

    Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Children & Young Peoples Settings Care, NCFE.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    Learners can progress to a degree in a related discipline.

    On completion, learners can progress to a wide range of job roles depending on the pathway taken. The following list is not all-inclusive, but gives a taster of the opportunities available in either adult or children and young people's settings:

    • Manager
    • Deputy Manager
    • Assistant Manager
  • Location

    Delivered online and face-to-face as appropriate.

  • Price and Funding

    Price £4,870.

    This course is funded through the Advanced Learning Loan, subject to eligibility criteria. Visit the Government Website for more information: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    Alternatively, you can self-fund. Payments in instalments are available.

    You will be advised regarding your eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

  • Age Requirements

    19 or over.

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