This qualiﬁcation provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services.
It has six pathways – three for adults and three for children and young people:
•The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualiﬁcation at this level.
•The Residential Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and care in residential settings.
•The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework.
•Use and develop systems that promote communication
•Promote professional development
•Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
•Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
•Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
•Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
•Understand children and young person’s development
•Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for child and young person development
•Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people
•Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
•Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings
•Lead practice in promoting the well-being and resilience of children and young people
This will depend on which pathway is taken.
You should be at least 19 years old and hold a Level 3 qualiﬁcation or above in a related area
You need to be employed within the childcare/playwork setting
As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
A degree in a related discipline
On completion learners can progress to a wide range of job roles depending on the pathway taken. The following list is not all-inclusive, but gives a taster of the opportunities available in either adult or children and young people’s settings:
•Senior Support Worker
•Day Care Manager
•Residential Care Manager