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The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (RQF) replaced the Children's Residential Management pathway for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services.
NOTE:All prospective learners are required to read this Course Information in full, and no one can bypass this requirement. The minimum reading ability is at Level 1 English. This qualification is delivered by distance-learning and therefore, requires learners to read and understand all course information given to them. A prospective learner will be judged as not meeting the minimum requirements for this qualification if they are unable or unwilling to read this course information in full and understand the information provided.
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual and recognised by OFSTED for managers of residential childcare settings and care homes for children and young people.
This is not a government funded programme, and therefore no government funding available. The Learner pays the course fees.
The RRP is £2640.
The COVID-19 outbreak has adversely affected the income of many people. To support prospective learners, there is now an additional lower monthly fee payable over 18 months (no credit checks).
No hidden fees! Once the agreed number of payments are completed, there are no other charges.
Our fees for this course start from £110 per month.
The RRP is £2640.
Our course fees for this qualification start from £1808.
There are 2 monthly payment plans. Learners should choose one option.
There is no credit check and no interest, just the qualification delivery and admin fees paid in monthly instalments.
Either the 12 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 12 months is £1808. Pay £20 now to enrol, and then remaining £1788 is paid in 12 monthly payments of £149/month
18 months payment plan - Total fee payable over 18 months is £2000. Pay £20 now to enrol, and then remaining £1980 paid in 18 monthly payments of £110/month
Whichever route taken, the monthly payment plan covers everything required for the full qualification (listed as additional info above), including teaching and learning support, assessments, and feedback, quality assurance, and certification including printed copy of the Diploma.
Explanation of "Additional info - Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price & must be purchased separately"
The monthly payment plan covers assessments, there are no separate exams for this qualification.
Once the number of monthly instalments are paid, there are no other charges.
Why Choose Courses For Jobs?
- Learning and Assessment activities not affected by COVID-19. It is business as usual at Courses For Jobs.
- Flexible monthly Payment plans. No Credit Checks.
- Fully Ofqual-accredited qualifications with pathway choices of your own.
- 24-hour access to Online Learning System and Online Assessment System
- 24-hour Access to ePortfolio with assessments for 6 years, even after completion
- Tutor-Supported Learning with Online, Distance and Blended Learning components
- Learners have access to all their assignments, even when paying by monthly payment plan.
- Flexible assessment methods and flexible evidence-gathering methods
- Responsive online tutor and assessor support.
- Duration can be extended without additional fees.
- On site, Internal Verifier (IV), Internal Quality Assurer (IQA), Moderator.
- EQA (External Quality Assurer) login access to ePortfolios speeds up Awarding Body Certifications
- Inclusive Learning Resources for Ease of study.
- Technical support team available Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00
- Multiple ways to contact us including email, online messaging, phone calls, text messaging etc.
- Support and advice for job search and employability to enrolled learners, as required
The objective of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (RQF) is to support the role of managers of care homes for children and your people, and other residential childcare settings.
This qualification is the required qualification recognised and approved by OFSTED and Skills for Care for managers of residential childcare settings.
This is a combined knowledge and competency qualification and must be undertaken by individuals who are working, volunteering or on practical placement as managers within the residential childcare sector.
Learners undertaking this qualification will be managing services for children and young people from birth to 25 years of age. This extended age range takes into account the entitlements for children and young people with complex disabilities and conditions.
This qualification includes mandatory core knowledge relating to the development of children and young people, and understanding the provision of support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.
It also includes mandatory core skills relating to leading and managing a team, safeguarding and protecting children and young people, communication and information management, managing risk, leading and managing group living and leading a service to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse.
Training and Learning:
Learners receive support with the learner fully in charge of their own timetable.
Learning Support includes:
- online learning materials
- Live tutorials webinars
- email support from tutor,
- telephone support
- and other learning resources as required.
How Learning is Assessed
Knowledge and Understanding are assessed through a series of questions and workbooks.
Competence and practical skills are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including:
- Work-products evidence
- Personal Statements
- Reflective Accounts
- Case Studies
- Professional Discussions
Learners will be guided and supported to prepare for assessments.
There are no workplace visits.
All assessments will be done and signed off by the Assessor, and there is no need to involve your Manager or your Employer.
How long does it take to complete the course
Normal duration is within 12 to 18 months.
To complete the Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (RQF), learners must complete the following:
• all units contained within the mandatory group
• a minimum of 8 credits from at least 3 units units from optional group A
Programme of Study
Learners must achieve all 15 units in the mandatory group totaling 57 credits
1 Understand children and young people’s development in residential childcare
2 Understand support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged
3 Lead and manage a team within a residential childcare setting
4 Lead practice to support the safeguarding and protection of children and young people in residential childcare
5 Lead practice for communication and information management in residential childcare settings
6 Manage risk in residential childcare
7 Lead and manage group living in residential childcare
8 Lead a service that can support children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse
9 Lead practice to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare
10 Lead practice to support the well-being and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare
11 Lead practice in safe use of digital, internet and mobile technology with children and young people
12 Lead practice to promote the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare
13 Lead networks and multi-agency work to benefit children and young people in residential childcare
14 Implement a Positive Relationship Policy in residential childcare
15 Undertake professional development in residential childcare settings
Learners must achieve a minimum of 8 credits from a minimum of 3 units from this group.
16 Understand the care system and its impact on children and young people
17 Lead a residential childcare service that can engage with the youth justice system
18 Understand the youth justice system as it relates to residential childcare
19 Lead practice to support young people leaving care
20 Understand the context of residential childcare for children and young people with complex disabilities or conditions
21 Principles for leading the transition of young people with complex disabilities or conditions to adult services
22 Support others to understand models of disability and their effects on working practice with children and young people
23 Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
How long does it take – Duration of the course
Flexible. Learners can complete the qualification as fast as they want, however learners must be aware that all assessments must be completed to the required Level 5 standard.
There are at least 18 units to complete. Many learners can complete the qualification within 18 months. Some learners take between 24 and 30 months. We can extend the duration to 36 months and support the learner to complete their learning.
What certificates do you get when you complete your course?
On full completion of this qualification, the learner will receive the full Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (RQF), issued by Highfield Qualifications (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance - HABC).
What to do next?
Click on "Add to Basket" and pay the initial £20 on this site.
Within 48 hours, you will be sent your learning account details and step by step instructions. You will be able to log into your learning course and start completing your enrolment immediately, including creating your monthly payment plan for the rest of the course fees.
After creating your monthly payment plan, please allow 5 working days for your payment plan to go live.
Once your payment plan is completely set up, you will be provided with full access to your assessment account and ePortfolio for your course and you can begin completing your assignments.
Who is this course for?
This is the required qualification for learners wanting to work as managers in children's care homes and other residential care setting for children and young people.
Usual job roles for those working towards this qualification include:
- Nominated persons
- Deputy managers, and Assistant managers
- Team Leaders
- Care Coodinators
- Senior care support workers
And all those aspiring to be recognised by OFSTED as Registered Manager in a care setting for children and young people
It is recommended that new managers should complete the qualification within three years of their employment.
All prospective learners are required to read this Course Information in full, and no one can bypass this requirement.
The minimum reading ability is at Level 1 English.
This qualification is delivered by distance-learning and therefore, requires learners to read and understand all course information given to them.
A prospective learner will be judged as not meeting the minimum requirements for this qualification if they are unable or unwilling to read this course information in full and understand the information provided.
You must live and work in England.
Learners need to have access to a computer/laptop/tablet with internet access, to be able to use the e-Portfolio.
- Be working as a manager, either paid or voluntary, on practical placement as managers within the residential childcare sector, or a care home for children.
- Be at least 19 years of age
- Be able able to demonstrate prior achievement of qualifications at a minimum of Level 3 in a related area.
- Employers will expect learners to have completed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Completing this qualification makes you fully qualified to manage a care facility for children. It makes you eligible for Registered Manager status with OFSTED
Questions and answers
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What is the actual cost ?as it says £20 but then payment plan
The total payment is clearly shown within this Course Information page. Learners are expected to read this course information in full.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
What is the actual course price?
The course fees and payment plans are fully and clearly detailed in the course information on this page. Prospective learners are expected to read the information on this page, and we urge you to do so. If a prospective learner is unable to read and comprehend the information on this page, including the total fees payable as specified on this page, then that person is unlikely to be able to successfully undertake the assignments later on if they enrol on this qualification.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Do I have to have level 3 and working as a manager?
You must be working as a manager. You don't have to have the level 3 diploma in residential childcare. It could be level 3 diploma in related subject.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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