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 CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce - Early Years (Management)

Link reference:60081661

Price: £1,999.00 + vat

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) are the ideal qualifications if you work as a senior practitioner, deputy manager or assistant manager within Early Years and Children and Young Peoples’ settings, including:

  • Integrated children’s centres
  • Approved home care
  • Out of school settings
  • Day nurseries or crèches
  • Family centres
  • Cylchoedd meithrin
  • Playgroups.

 This qualification has been designed to:

  • extend and enrich learner understanding of the early years sector
  • develop and enhance the practical leadership and management knowledge and skills required to manage change, lead service improvement and to embed best practice models
  • develop higher level thinking skills including reflection and critical analysis
  • encourage learners to value continued learning and remain in the learning process
  • cultivate in-depth knowledge of developmental and learning theory
  • establish good practice and knowledge in relation to needs based assessment and planning

Mandatory Units

  • 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
  • Support children’s care, learning and development in the early years
  • 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
  • Professional practice in children’s care, learning and development
  • 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
  • Use and develop systems that promote comm unication
  • Promote professional development
  • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion

 CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce - Early Years (Advanced Practice)

 
Price: £1,999.00 + vat

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care, Learning and Development are the ideal qualifications if you work as a senior practitioner, deputy manager or assistant manager within Early Years and Children and Young Peoples’ settings, including:

  • Integrated children’s centres
  • Approved home care
  • Out of school settings
  • Day nurseries or crèches
  • Family centres
  • Cylchoedd meithrin
  • Playgroups.

 This qualification has been designed to:

  • extend and enrich learner understanding of the early years sector
  • develop and enhance the practical leadership and management knowledge and skills required to manage change, lead service improvement and to embed best practice models
  • develop higher level thinking skills including reflection and critical analysis
  • encourage learners to value continued learning and remain in the learning process
  • cultivate in-depth knowledge of developmental and learning theory
  • establish good practice and knowledge in relation to needs based assessment and planning

Mandatory Units

  • Support children’s care, learning and development in the early years
  • 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
  • Professional practice in children’s care, learning and development
  • 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
  • Use and develop systems that promote communication
  • Promote professional development
  • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion

 CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People's Services

 
Price: £1,999.00 + vat
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services is a qualification designed to give learners the opportunity to build both managerial and care skills.
It fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of children's homes or adults residential and domiciliary services.
This qualification is for those already working in health and social care, assistant or deputy managers or managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level. This level will suit you if you are responsible for running a facility that provides services for vulnerable children, adults or both. You might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level. The qualification can lead to be a manager of adult residential and domiciliary services or children's homes you need to have this qualification.

HelpContents and structure:

You will cover a number of areas, such as:

  • the assessment of individual needs
  • planning and review of care programmes
  • procurement and tendering
  • risk management
  • effective governance
  • domiciliary care management

THE PATHWAYS:

  • Children and Young People’s Residential Management
  • Children and Young People’s Management
  • Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice
  • Adult’s Residential Management
  • Adult’s management
  • Adult’s Advanced Practice

This is the qualification required for managers of adult residential and domiciliary services or children's homes.

The Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services can also help you work in roles such as:

  • Adult nurse 
  • Care home manager
  • Care worker
  • Children's nurse 
  • Health promotion / education specialist
  • Health service manager 
  • Learning disability nurse 
  • Mental health nurse 
  • Residential warden
  • Social worker 
  • Supervisor / team leader 
  • Volunteer manager 
  • Youth and community worker.

 CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare

 
Price: £1,999.00 + vat
The Level 5 Diploma is the required qualification for learners wanting to work in Residential Childcare in a management role. This is the required qualification for learners wanting to work in residential care with children in a management role. New managers will need to complete the qualification within three years of employment. This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development. This qualification has been developed as the result of a review of the existing residential childcare qualifications and provision driven by the Secretary of State for Children and Families in light of the recent reports highlighting the shortfalls in residential childcare. It has been developed by the Department for Education, Skills for Care and Development and the employers in the industry.

HelpContents and structure:

MANDATORY
Core knowledge

  • Understand children and young people’s development in residential childcare
  • Understand support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged

Core skills

  • 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
  • Lead and manage group living in residential childcare
  • Lead a service that can support children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse

Achieving outcomes

  • Lead practice to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare
  • Implement a Positive Relationship Policy in residential childcare
  • Lead practice to support the well-being and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare
  • Lead practice in safe use of digital, internet and mobile technology with children and young people

Professional practice

  • Undertake professional development in residential childcare settings
  • Lead practice to promote the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare
  • Lead networks and multi-agency work to benefit children and young people in residential childcare

CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England)

 
Price: £1,999.00+ vat

This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care in England. The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) is specifically designed for learners wanting to work in Adult Social Care in England in the following roles:

  • Community Care /Support Officers
  • Community Care /Support Officers - office based
  • Social Care Assessor
  • Care Assessment Officer
  • Community Care Assessment Officer
  • Social Services Officer
  • Social Care Assistant
  • Social Work Assistants
  • Brokerage Worker
  • OT Assistant
  • Occupational Assessment Officer
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation and Re-ablement Assistant
  • Independence Support Assistant
  • Re-ablement Support Workers/Officer
  • Telecare Assistant
  • Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer

HelpLearners may progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children’s and Yung People’s Services (Adults Residential Management) (England)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children’s and Yung People’s Services (Adults Management) (England) 
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children’s and Yung People’s Services (Adults Advanced Practice) (England) 
  • This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

 CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People's Workforce

 
Price: £1,999.00 + vat
The Level 3 diploma is aimed at those people already working in the Children and Young People sector. For example, you may be working as a childminder, day care supervisor, SureStart worker, community nursery nurse or as a learning mentor. You may or may not have some supervisory responsibilities. You want to be in sole charge of children, for example managing a room in a nursery.
This qualification meets the needs of candidates who work or want to work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings, for example in the roles of:
• Care Worker
• Childminder
• Early Years Practitioner
• Nursery Nurse
• Education Welfare Officer
• Connexions Worker
• Learning Mentor
• Careers Adviser
• Youth and Community Worker
• Foster Carer
• Speech and Language Therapist
 
This qualification replaces the City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ and Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.
Within the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, there are three pathways:
  • Early Years pathway – suitable for, eg day care settings practitioners
  • Children’s Social Care pathway – suitable for, eg practitioners in residential care
  • Learning Development and Support Services pathway – suitable for, eg Connexions staff and learning mentors.

 CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator)

 
Price: £1,999.00 + vat
Learners interested in the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (Work Based) will be required to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of early years education and care, including that they can support and promote children's early education and development, plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school, make accurate and productive use of assessment, develop effective and informed practice, safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children, work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals.

Compulsory topics include: 
• child development 
• professional development 
• safeguarding children 
• diversity, equality and inclusion 
• positive behaviour and transitions 
• working in partnership 
• promoting children’s speech, language and communication 
• theories underpinning practice 
• supporting children’s activities.

HelpNote: Level 3 Early Years Educator Literacy & Numeracy Consultation – government response 
The Department for Education has now published the outcomes of the recent consultation into the literacy and numeracy requirements for Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) staff In England. 

The requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators to hold an approved English and mathematics qualification has been broadened to include other suitable level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills. This will take effect from 3rd of April 2017. This means that GCSEs are not the only qualifications which will be recognised as meeting the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) requirement to count in staff:child ratios and be recognised as Early Years Educators in the workplace. The revised Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) will come in to force from the 3rd of April 2017 and is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2

CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Residential Childcare)

Reference Link: 60152680 
 
Price: £1,999.00 + vat

The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) are new qualifications designed to support learners who want to work in a care or management role in residential childcare and who have not previously achieved an existing relevant qualification. From 05 January 2015 learners who want to work in residential childcare will need to register on one of these two Diplomas. 

What do the qualifications cover?

Mandatory
Core knowledge
Understand the development of children and young people in residential childcare
Understand how to safeguard and protect children and young people in residential childcare
Understand how to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse
Core skills
Promote effective communication and information handling in residential childcare settings
Support risk management in residential childcare
Assessment and planning with children and young people in residential childcare
Support group living in residential childcare
Achieving outcomes
Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people in residential childcare
Support attachment and positive relationships for children and young people in residential childcare
Support the well-being and resilience of children and young people in residential childcare
Support children and young people in residential childcare to achieve their learning potential
Support children and young people in residential childcare to manage their health
Support the development of socially aware behaviour with children and young people in residential childcare
Professional practice
Engage in professional development in residential childcare settings
Support the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in residential childcare
Participate in teams to benefit children and young people in residential childcare

What opportunities for progression are there?
Learners may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (4340-51). New residential care workers will need to achieve the qualification within two years from employment. This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development. Who did we develop the qualification with? This qualification has been developed as the result of a review of the existing residential childcare qualifications and provision driven by the Secretary of State for Children and Families in light of the recent reports highlighting the shortfalls in residential childcare. It has been developed by the Department for Education, Skills for Care and Development and the employers in the industry.
Is it part of an apprenticeship framework or initiative?
This qualification will form part of the Children and Young People's Workforce Residential Care Pathway (England) Apprenticeship available from January 2015.
 

 CG APPROVED CENTRE *From January 2018 - Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Price: £1,999.00 + vat
Introduction

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is an occupational  qualification for learners who work in Adult Care Settings  in England. The qualification is linked to the Lead Adult  Care Worker Trailblazer Apprenticeship and is applicable  to variety of roles, where workers have key responsibilities  for delivery of care and support and /or a level of  supervisory responsibility for others such as:

  • Lead Adult Care Worker
  • Lead Personal Assistant
  • Key Worker
  • Domiciliary Care Worker
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Support Worker 

This qualification consists of mandatory units covering  core knowledge and skills competencies with optional  specialisms which can be are combined in flexible ways to  reflect the real working context of different learners.

The content of the mandatory units covers person centred  approaches, communication, personal development,  equality and inclusion, handling information, duty of care,  responsibilities of the role, safeguarding, and, health,  safety and wellbeing.

The optional units are designed to meet the requirements  of a range of Adult Care services and to support the  delivery of the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship  Standard. 

Unit 366 Knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of a  lead adult care worker will be particularly useful for those  learners completing this qualification as part of an  apprenticeship.

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and  demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for  employment and/or career progression in Adult Care  within a role which has some autonomy, delegated  responsibility or where there may be a need for  supervision of others.

Learners can progress to the City & Guilds level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (4222‐34) or the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Care (3080‐50) providing they are in an appropriate job role. Opportunities may also be available to progress to an  apprenticeships for the Lead Practitioner In Adult Care or  Leader in Adult Care, or to higher education programmes, providing all entry requirements are met.  

Structure

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits.
28 Credits must be taken from the mandatory group A   
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken from optional groups B, C and D.   
A minimum of 12 credits must be taken from group B.   
A maximum of 8 credits can be taken from group D.   
There is no minimum requirement for credit to be taken from groups C and D.   
Note that the following units are barred combinations:   
  • Unit 245 is barred with unit 338 
  • Unit 310 is barred with unit 313 
  • Unit 313 is barred with unit 310 
  • Unit 319 is barred with unit 320 
  • Unit 320 is barred with unit 319 
  • Unit 321 is barred with unit 322 
  • Unit 322 is barred with unit 321 
  • Unit 338 is barred with unit 245   
  • Unit 343 is barred with unit 344 
  • Unit 344 is barred with unit 343

Group A mandatory units

28 Credits must be taken from the mandatory group A
Unit 201 Safeguarding and protection in care settings (3)
Unit 202 Responsibilities of a care worker (2)
Unit 301 Promote personal development in care settings (3)
Unit 302 Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings (6)
Unit 303 Promote communication in care settings (3)
Unit 304 Promote effective handling of information in care settings (2)
Unit 305 Duty of care in care settings (1)
Unit 306 Promote equality and inclusion in care settings (2)
Unit 307 Promote person‐centred approaches in care settings (6)

Group B optional units

You must take at least 12 credits from this goup. 
Unit 310  Work with individuals who have specific communication needs  4
Unit 313  Promote effective communication with individuals with sensory loss  4  314  Undertake physiological measurements  3 
Unit 315  Communicate with individuals about promoting their health and  wellbeing 3
Unit 316  Assist and support individuals to use alternative and augmentative  communication systems (AAC) 5
Unit 318  Coordinate the progress of individuals through care pathways  4 
Unit 319  Understand person‐centred thinking and planning  3 
Unit 320  Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and  review 3
Unit 321  Positive behaviour support in adult care  4 
Unit 322  Promote positive behaviour  6 
Unit 323  Enable individuals to develop strategies to manage their behaviour  8 
Unit 324  Support positive risk taking for individuals  4 
Unit 325  Support individuals during a period of change  4 
Unit 327  Provide support to individuals to continue recommended therapies  3 
Unit 328  Implement therapeutic group activities  4 
Unit 329  Support individuals to access and use services and facilities  4 
Unit 330  Support individuals to manage their finances  3 
Unit 331  Provide information and advice to individuals on eating to maintain  optimum nutritional status 5
Unit 332  Monitor and review individuals progress in relation to maintaining  optimum nutritional status 3
Unit 333  Administer oral nutritional products to individuals  4 
Unit 334  Support the spiritual wellbeing of individuals  3 
Unit 335  Assist in the implementation of programmes to increase mobility,  movement and functional independence 4
Unit 336  Enable individuals to negotiate environments  5 
Unit 337  Support individuals to maintain stoma care  4 
Unit 338  Support urinary continence management and catheter care in health and  care settings 4
Unit 339  Work in partnership with families to support individuals  4 
Unit 340  Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services  4 
Unit 341  Support individuals to live at home  4 
Unit 342  Supporting infection prevention and control in adult care  2 
Unit 343  Support use of medication in adult care  4 
Unit 344  Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects  5 
Unit 345  Obtaining and testing capillary blood samples in care settings  4 
Unit 346  Prepare for and carry out extended feeding techniques  4 
Unit 347  Obtain venous blood samples  3 
Unit 348  Perform routine Electrocardiograph (ECG) Procedures  4 
Unit 349  Undertake treatments and dressings of lesions and wounds  4 
Unit 350  Support the assessment of individuals with sensory loss  3 
Unit 351  Assist in the administration of oxygen  5 
Unit 352  Undertake tissue viability risk assessments  3 
Unit 354  Work with other professionals and agencies to support individuals with  physical disability 3
Unit 355  Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities  3 
Unit 356  Prepare to support individuals within a shared lives arrangement   4 
Unit 357  Provide support for individuals within a shared lives arrangement  4 
Unit 358  Promote active support  3 
Unit 359  Support individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare  3 
Unit 360  Support individuals with self‐directed support  5 
Unit 361  Support individuals with cognition or learning difficulties  5 
Unit 364  End of life and dementia care  2 
Unit 365  Facilitate and monitor housing and accommodation services to support  individuals with mental health needs 5
Unit 366  Knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of a lead adult care worker  3 
Unit 372  Support individuals who are bereaved  4 
Unit 373  Supporting individuals with loss and grief before death  2 
Unit 374  Managing symptoms in end of life care  4 
Unit 375  Recognise when substance misuse is indicated and refer individuals to  specialists 4
Unit 376  Support individuals who are substance users  7 
Unit 377  Carry out comprehensive substance misuse assessment  5 
Unit 378  Supply and exchange injecting equipment for individuals  3 
Unit 379  Supporting individuals using technologies in health and care settings  3 
Unit 381  Interact with and support individuals using telecommunications  3 
Unit 386  Coordination of activity provision in adult care  4 
Unit 387  Contribute to effective team working in health and social care  3 
Unit 401  Promote the physical health of individuals with mental health needs.  5 
Unit 402  Support individuals to access education, training or employment  4 
Unit 403  Support individuals to access and manage direct payments  4 
Unit 404  Support individuals to manage dysphagia  5 
Unit 405  Enable individuals with mental health problems to develop alternative  coping strategies 4

Group C optional units

There is no minimum in group c
Unit 267  Understanding advocacy  2
Unit 309  Understand mental health problems 3
Unit 312 Understand sensory loss 3
Unit 353 Understand physical disability 2
Unit 362 Understand long term conditions and frailty 3
Unit 363 Understand the process and experience of dementia 3
Unit 367 Understand the impact of Acquired Brain Injury on individuals 3
Unit 368 Understand Stroke Care Management 4
Unit 371 Diabetes Awareness 3
Unit 380 Understand Advance Care Planning 3
Unit 385 Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care 4

Group D optional units

A maximum of 8 credits can be taken from group D there is no minimum
Unit 213 Support independence in the tasks of daily living 2
Unit 220 Contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions 2
Unit 221 Principles of Health Promotion 2
Unit 228 Support individuals to eat and drink 2
Unit 231 Contribute to the care of a deceased person 3 
Unit 232 Undertake agreed pressure area care 4
Unit 237 Support individuals to carry out their own health care procedures 2
Unit 240 Provide support for leisure activities 3
Unit 241 Support individuals to meet personal care needs 2
Unit 244 Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan 4
Unit 245 Support individuals to manage continence 3
Unit 246 Obtain and test specimens from individuals 2
Unit 247 Prepare individuals for healthcare activities 2
Unit 249 Provide support to manage pain and discomfort 2
Unit 270 Contribute to supporting group care activities 3
Unit 273 Safe practice when visiting individuals in their home 2
Unit 276 Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 3
Unit 277 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities 2

 CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) - *FINAL REGISTRATION 31/12/2017

No longer available

 CG APPROVED CENTRE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care *FINAL REGISTRATION 31/12/2017

No longer available

 

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