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This qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in health and social care and children and young people’s services.The course has two pathways for those working with children and young people, and covers a wide range of topics including: • Safeguarding and protection • Managing care services • Supporting development and partnership working • Contributing to broader activities such as change programmes and recruitment • Complying with quality systems and continuously improving quality • Developing and carrying out policy • Promoting and developing best practice • Care management.The Management pathway is most suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level. The aim of the Children and Young People’s Management pathway is to guide and assess the knowledge and skills relating to the Children and Young People’s senior workforce. If you work in the Children and Young People’s sector in a managerial role, this is the ideal qualification for you. You may be looking to develop your career, possibly into management within the broader context of the Children and Young People’s sector.
What will I learn?
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) – Children and Young People’s Management Pathway has 12 mandatory units, making up 68 credits. These mandatory units are:
- Use and develop systems that promote communication
- Promote professional development
- Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
- Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
- Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
- Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
- Understand children and young person’s development
- Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for child and young person development
- Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people
- Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
- Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings
- Lead practice in promoting the well-being and resilience of children and young people
Learners must then choose more units from the selection of optional units available. These will be discussed with an assessor upon application to the course.
Before a learner begins this qualification, an Initial Assessment is undertaken. This provides the evidence to determine the starting point of learning and assessment. This will include checking if the candidate has the language, literacy, and numeracy skills necessary to achieve the qualification, and this identifies what candidates needs to learn.
Learners without a recognised Maths and English qualification at Level 2, including functional skills, will be required to achieve this prior to completion of the certificate.
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, to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings (England).
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
All units are assessed by a designated assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observations in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.
Additional Costs and Information
Duration of the course is a maximum of 24 months.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
- Nursery Manager
- Teaching Assistant
- Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)
- Children's Nurse
- Child Psychologist