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Level: 5

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification aims to guide and assess development of knowledge, understanding and skills in management and advanced practice within health and social care and children and young people's services.

The diploma confirms your competence in relevant areas and serves as the necessary qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the appropriate care sector.

Entry requirements

You must be working in a management role within the care sector in either an adult or children's setting.

Course Content

There is a total of 90 credits for the full award.

Group A - five shared mandatory units, completed by all learners:

  • Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication
  • Promote Professional Development
  • Champion Equality and Diversity
  • Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management
  • Work in Partnership

Group B1, C1 and D1 for Children and Young People's Services workers - a second tier of seven mandatory units

Group E1, F1 and G1 for Adult Care workers - a second tier of seven mandatory units

The remainder of the credits will be made up from optional units, chosen by the learner and specific to their job role.

How will I be assessed?

You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be assessed in the workplace.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can consider progressing to the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care.

You can advance your career in management roles in the care sector.

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