Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 5
Start Date:
2 years

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

We will work with you to determine your suitability for the qualification. This will involve the completion of initial assessments for Maths and English. You must be working in a residential childcare setting within a leadership and management role to enable you to complete this qualification.
Who the course is for
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare is a work-based learning qualification which covers the knowledge and skills necessary to be a competent Level 5 practitioner within a residential care setting. This qualification is aimed at individuals who are providing support in an residential childcare setting. This course is a part time option and is suitable for students 18+ who are working in a residential childcare setting.
What you will learn
A variety of mandatory units will be covered, including managing a team, multi-agency working, professional development, the care system and safeguarding.
How you will learn
You will undertake a number of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies. Knowledge criteria will be covered via assignment work and learners will be offered to attend online workshops every 3-4 weeks, with a qualified assessor. They will support you regularly to help you build a portfolio of evidence, which will consist of written work, workplace observations, verbal discussions etc. You will have access to a range of learning resources whilst you complete your qualification.
This qualification allows you to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in supporting children. Following successful completion, you can progress to a higher education course in this area.

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

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