This qualification aims to guide and assess the 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 competence in relevant areas and serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the appropriate care sector.
You must be working in a management role in either the children or adult care sector.
There is a total of 80 credits for the full award.
Group A - five shared mandatory units, completed by all learners:
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.
You will attend class sessions to fulfil the knowledge evidence requirements of the Diploma and to participate in workshops. There is peripatetic assessment in the workplace, conducted by qualified experienced assessors.
You will work with your assessor to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence and knowledge of your job role. You will be observed in your job role by your assessor to demonstrate your competence.
Your employer will need to provide you with any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required legally and to help you to undertake your role safely.
You can progress to a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care.