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Level: 5

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 53

Hours: 3.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 2882.00*

Concessions: 2000.00***

24+ Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

You must be working in a management role in either the children or adult care sector.

Course Content

There is a total of 80 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 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. 


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Your employer will need to provide you with any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required legally and to help you to undertake your role safely.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care.


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.
Please Note: All fees for Higher Education courses are per year

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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