Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services
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 14.01.2019 13.01.2021 Variable Variable £2300 None.

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

This qualification aims to guide and assess development of knowledge, understanding and skills in management and advanced practice within health and social care and children and young people’s services. The qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualifications for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector where appropriate in England.

This is a higher Level 5 course recognising your ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject and to supervise varied tasks. Learning at this level is for those who are working at management level having supervisory responsibilities for service users and for staff.

This is a two year course. The first 18 weeks will be taught in college for 3 hours per week. Your assessor will arrange to see you in your work place for the remainder of the two year period. You will complete an online portfolio, which is accessible 24/7. Taught sessions are run on a weekly basis. There will be assignments to complete for each of the units of the qualification. There will also be practical assessments for each unit which will take place in the workplace by a qualified college assessor.

To find out more:

Telephone:         01392 400577
Email:                   hcp@exe-coll.ac.uk

What topics will I study?

  • Use and develop systems that promote communication
  • Promote professional development
  • Develop health and safety and risk management policies procedures and practices in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Champion equality diversity and inclusion
  • Working in Partnership in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have a very good standard of general education together with excellent communication and motivational skills and a positive attitude. You must be employed in a health and social care managerial role, have a care or management related qualification, NVQ 3 or 4 and considerable experience working within care plus a minimum of GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.

  • This course is aimed at managers in a Health and Social Care or Childcare sector
  • To study this course you will need to be able to attend 18 weeks of lectures and working in a management role
  • This is suitable for managers/ assistant managers/ team leaders

What facilities are there?

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

What can the course lead on to?

Upon completion of the Leadership and Management in Care at Level 4.

Are there any additional costs?

What do our students think?

Thank you so much for your support, patience and availability. I felt comfortable, relaxed and safe in your capable hands. You taught me great stuff which helped me build my confidence, improve management skills and knowledge. I have no fear in this exciting role; everything has sense thanks to your dedication."


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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