Childcare and Teacher Training

Early Years: Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services Level 5 Work-based

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start times throughout the year and will take 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements

You should be at least 19 years old and hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area
You need to be employed within the childcare/playwork setting
As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

You will achieve

You will achieve a CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (90 credits)

Last updated: 28th September 2017

Course overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services.

It has six pathways – three for adults and three for children and young people:

  • The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services 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 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.
  • The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework.

Course content

Mandatory Units

  • 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

Optional Units
This will depend on which pathway is taken.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, observations in the workplace and assessment tasks.

What equipment will I need?

The course is an E-portfolio using OneFile, access to a computer/laptop and internet will be required. If this is not suitable, a paper base portfolio could be accessed.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

A degree in a related discipline

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
  • Care Broker
  • Case Manager
  • Senior Support Worker
  • Day Care Manager
  • Residential Care Manager

How much does the course cost?

Course fees:  £2,500

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.

 

 

Full Fee Payable

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Early Years: Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services Level 5 Work-based