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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)

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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
18 months
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)
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The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF) is an Ofqual-accredited qualification for current or prospective Registered Managers of residential care services for children and young people in England, including care homes for children and young people.


Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Topics covered

These include children and young people’s development in residential childcare, support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, support the safeguarding and protection of children and young people in residential childcare, manage risk in residential childcare, Implement a Positive Relationship Policy in residential childcare and professional development in residential childcare settings.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 650 hours and of this 488 hours is recommended as guided learning (GL).

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are managers of residential childcare settings.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.