Level 5 Courses

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

About this qualification
 
This qualification is part of the new children’s homes regulations which came into force in April 2015. It has replaced the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Children and Young People’s Residential Management Pathway) as the required qualification for those working in children’s homes
 

What does the qualification cover?

This qualifcation provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in residential childcare settings for children and young people. The qualification enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge for leading in a residential childcare setting, including: leading and managing a team, leading and managing group living, leading practice to support children and young people, implementing policies and procedures.
 
It also offers the learner the opportunity to cover optional topics which are particularly suited to specific residential childcare and respite care settings
 

Who is it suitable for?
 
The Residential Childcare Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and children care in residential settings. Learners will need to be working in a senior role, 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 and Management for Residential Childcare (England)
How many credits are required to complete it?
Learners must achieve 65 credits. 57 credits must be achieved from Mandatory Group A. Learners must also complete a minimum of 3 Optional Units from Optional Group B, to achieve a minimum of 8 credits.
 

How is it assessed?
 

All units will be internally assessed using standard methods, such as: coursework, portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration / assignment
 

Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?
 
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
· Case Manager
· Day Care Manager
· Residential Care Manager
 

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social  Care and Children & Young People’s Services

About this qualification

 
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in Adult Residential Home/day services/Hospital or Domiciliary provision. This qualification is for those working in a Leadership role within the sector in England. It is best suited to those who are already working in a management role working with adults in a care home or care setting; or those that are responsible for planning services, measuring performance and delivering continuous improvement in care services


Standard 14.3 states that appointees to the role of registered manager who do not have the management qualification must enroll on a management training course within six months, and obtain a relevant management qualification within three years of their appointment.
 
This 90-credit qualification is designed for those learners wishing to extend their occupational competence as professionals within the health and social care and children and young people’s sectors. It is aimed at individuals who are working as care managers or advanced practitioners within these sectors.
In order to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Residential Management) (England) (QCF). Learners must achieve a minimum of 90 credits overall. 


What does the qualification cover?
 
This qualification covers a wide range of topics including:
Ø  Safeguarding and protection
Ø  Developing and carrying out policy
Ø  Managing care services, change programmes and recruitment
Ø  Promoting and developing best practice
Ø  Supporting development and partnership working
Ø  Care management
Ø  Quality systems and improvement


Who is it suitable for?
 
The Residential Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and care in residential settings.
 
What are the entry requirements?
 
Learners should be at least 19 years old. It is also recommended that they will hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.
 
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
 
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 Services (England) (QCF) (90 credits).
  
What related qualifications can you progress to?

A degree in a related discipline.

Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?
 
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
· Case Manager
· Day Care Manager
· Residential Care Manager
 
In order to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Residential Management) (England) (QCF). Learners must achieve a minimum of 90 credits overall.

Learners must take the 6 Shared Core Mandatory Units, 7 Mandatory Adults’ Residential Management Pathway Units (62 credits) and the remaining 28 credits from Option Groups H, I and J.
 
                           Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (QCF)
   Unit                                         Mandatory units
            Group A - Shared Core & Mandatory (6 units, 30 credits)
Level Credit
SHC 51 Use and develop systems that promote communication    5    3
SHC 52 Promote professional development    4   4
SHC 53 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion    5   4
M1 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or CYP’s  settings    5   5
M2c Work in partnership in health and social care or CYP’s setting    4   4
OP 5.25 Undertake a research project within services for HSC or CYP’s settings    5   10
 
      Total credit for Shared Core and Mandatory Units
  30
Group E1       Adults’ Residential Management – Mandatory Core       Group must achieve all 32 credits from this group.
M3 Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals   5   5
P1 Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults    5   5
P3 Lead and manage group living for adults    5   5
P5 Understand safeguarding of CYP for those working in the adult sector    3   1
HSCM1 Lead person centred practice    5   4
LM1c Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or CYP’s setting    6   7
LM2c Develop professional supervision practice in HSC or CYP’s settings    5   5
            Credit from Group E units
32
 Total credit for Mandatory Group A and Group E Units  30+32 =62 62
Group H Optional – Management units    Adults’ Residential Management – Optional Management Learners must achieve a minimum of 12 credits from this group.
O1 Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints    5   6
O16 Recruitment and selection within HSC or CYP’s settings    4   3
O20c       Facilitate the development of effective group practice in  HSC or CYP’s settings    5   6
O30c Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health and social care or children and young people’s settings    5   6
O35 Manage induction in  HSC or CYP’s settings    4   3
O40 Facilitate change in  HSC or CYP’s settings    5   6
O41 Manage an inter-professional team in a  HSC or CYP’s settings    6   7
O42 Manage finance within own area of responsibility  in  HSC or CYP’s settings    4   4
O43 Manage quality in health and social care or children and young people's setting    5   5
B1 Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility    5   6
E8 Manage physical resources    4   3
Group I Optional – Knowledge Units (minimum 1 credit, maximum 6 credits)
M2a
Understand partnership working
   4   1
LM1a Understand how to manage a team    4   3
LM2a Understanding professional supervision practice    4   3
DEM301 Understand the process and experience of dementia    3   3
PD OP 3.3
SS MU 3.1
Understand Physical disability
 
 
Understand sensory loss

 
   3
    3
  3
  3
LD Op 307
 
Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health
    3   3
EOL 307 Understand how to support individuals during last days of life     3   3
EOL 308
End of life and dementia care     3  2
Group J  Optional –
O3
Manage domiciliary services    5  6
  O4 Lead the management of transitions    5  4
 O32
 
Lead positive behavioural support
 
   7 10
CCLD OP 5.12 Develop provision for family support
 
   5  5
CCLD OP 5.13 Lead support for disabled children and young people and their carers    6  8
Op 5.25
 
Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people    5 10
LD Op 503 Lead active support    5  5
LD Op 504 Active support: Lead interactive training
 
   5  5
 





 

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