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Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children & Young People's Services Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma

This qualification is for people who work as managers in children and young peoples services. It will guide and assess development of knowledge and understanding and skills in management practice. Candidates will work in residential services for children, adoption and fostering services and community based services. A flexible programme with workplace delivery and a requirement to attend college for one session a week for further support and development.

Entry requirements

NVQ 3 in Health and Social care/childcare or youth work is desirable.

Course content

Learners must achieve 80 credits to complete the qualification over a 2 year period. Learners will enhance their management skills and develop strategies in communications of policies and procedures within the care sector.

Units include:

  • Develop an implement policies and procedures
  • Professional development
  • Champion equality and diversity
  • Communications
  • Health and safety and risk management.

There is a catalogue of optional units to chose from according to the individual work experience and career pathway.

Assessment methods

Written evidence and direct observation from allocated assessor.

Further study and career options

Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care or Foundation Degree in Child & Adolescent Studies. This qualification is recognised as acceptance as entry requirements for a number of HEI programmes.

Course information & how to book

To book onto this course please contact our Sales team on 01234 291747 or email training@bedford.ac.uk

Start DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
Flexible Various Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Work-based Learning W403

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Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
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