Leadership & Management for Residential Childcare Level 5

Course Details

  • Start Date
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
    City & Guilds
  • Cost
  • Centre Location
  • Who is this course for?

    This course is suitable for learners aged 19 years and over, who are leading and managing others in residential children’s homes in England. It is a new qualification, recently introduced by Skills for Care and Development. It is an excellent way to gain a nationally recognised Level 5 qualification whilst working in the residential childcare sector.

  • Course Description

    This qualification includes underpinning knowledge regarding children and young people’s development, how to lead practice in supporting positive outcomes for children and young people, how to manage risks in residential childcare, and how to lead a service that supports children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse.


    What makes this course special?

    This is an ideal opportunity for residential staff to study while working. It can be delivered in the workplace, rather than travelling to College premises to study. It is recognised by Ofsted as an appropriate qualification for the residential childcare sector.


    Placements/Work Placements

    Learners’ own experiences in their place of work are used as evidence towards this qualification, so additional work placements are not usually required.


    How long is the course?

    Learners can be enrolled for up to two years.


    What are the College attendance requirements?

    Assessors visit the workplace on a regular basis to support learners instead of attendance at College-based classes.

  • Teaching and Assessment

    A variety of methods can be used for gathering evidence towards a QCF portfolio, including assignments, case studies, direct observations, professional discussions, work products and reflective accounts.

  • Career Progression

    Learners can progress into the relevant job role of registered manager.

  • Entry Requirements

    • Aged 19+
    • Leading and managing a team in a children’s residential home in England
  • Costs


    Are there any additional costs for the course?

    Learners may wish to purchase textbooks to support their learning, but this is not a mandatory cost.