Level 5

Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare

This qualification is part of the new children’s homes regulations which came into force in April 2015.
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in residential childcare settings for children and young people. The qualification enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge for leading in a residential childcare setting, including leading and managing a team; leading and managing group living; leading practice to support children and young people; and implementing policies and procedures.
It also offers the learner the opportunity to cover optional topics which are particularly suited to specific residential childcare and respite care settings.

Learners must achieve 65 credits. 57 credits must be achieved from Mandatory Group A, and at least 8 credits from Optional Group B.