Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) - Level 5
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 5 Hele Road Centre 22.01.2020 17.01.2022 Variable (2 years) Variable £2461.20 None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This is a two year course. The first 18 weeks will be taught in college.  Your assessor will arrange to see you in your work place over the following two year period . You will complete an online portfolio, which is accessible 24 hours a day. 

What topics will I study?

  • Understand children and young people’s development in residential childcare
  • Understand support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged
  • Lead and manage a team within a residential childcare setting
  • Lead practice to support the safeguarding and protection of children and young people in residential childcare
  • Lead practice for communication and information management in residential childcare settings
  • Manage risk in residential childcare

What are the entry requirements?

Students must be working in a suitable management role and have a good standard of education together with excellent communication and motivational skills. A Level 3 childcare qualification would be an advantage and a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in English.

What facilities are there?

  • Lectures, tutorial and assessor support
  • Online portfolio and resources
  • Access to the College  learning resource centre

What can the course lead on to?

On completion you could progress to a higher education programme or further management responsibilities - click here for further options.

Are there any additional costs?

None specified.

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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