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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) 4340-51
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About this course

The level 5 Diploma in leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) is specifically designed for those in management roles, responsible for promoting a caring, healthy, stimulating, safe and secure environment for children and young people in their care.


This would apply to those working in residential care settings such as:

• Residential care homes
• Residential special schools
• Therapeutic communities
• Secure children’s homes
• Shared care and short break settings

What will I learn?

To achieve the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England), learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits overall. 57 credits must be achieved from 15 mandatory units. Learners must also complete a minimum of 3 optional units and achieve a minimum of 8 credits.


Common themes are:

• Child development
• Safeguarding
• Leadership & Management
• Communication
• Assessment planning
• Positive relationships
• Managing health
• Behaviour management
• Equality & Diversity
• Professional development

Entry requirements

Learners must already be in a management role.

Learners must be 19 years of age or older.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Learners are assessed through a combination of assignments and workplace evidence, e.g. observation, professional discussion, questioning and witness testimony.

Successful learners will achieve the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential childcare (England).

Additional costs and information

You may like to purchase a text book for research purposes. The maximum duration of the course would be 2 years.

Cost of course is £2000

New managers will need to complete the qualification within three years of employment.