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The college is open, and we are still accepting full-time applications for 2020-2021. Hygiene measures are in place to make the college as safe as it can be for our learners, staff and guests.

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1:30pm - 4:30pm
17 Weeks
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Health & Social Care

It is clear that the UK’s health and social care system is lacking and with an increasingly ageing population, there is a significant demand for more people to enter the industry. In fact, around two million new workers will need to be trained and recruited by 2022.

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Course Overview

The Leadership in Health and Social Care Award is delivered by a qualified and experienced tutor with relevant vocational experience, including as a Registered Manager.

Delivery consists of a mixture of group sessions to explore the theory and one to one sessions with the tutor to support progress and develop evidence of vocational practice. This allows learners the opportunity to share good practice and experiences from across different areas.

Learners can access an existing "roll on/roll off" group held once a fortnight (in term time) at Kendal College. Alternatively a group can be set up tailored to the requirements of the employers - options such as remote teaching can be agreed.

The award is a mixture of mandatory and optional units planned individually with the learners. Each unit contains an element of knowledge, practice, and evaluation, so that the learners need to show how they follow and implement best practice, demonstrate their understanding of the underpinning rationale and theory, and also identify areas where practice can be improved.

To achieve the Diploma learners will work with their tutor and mentor to produce a portfolio of evidence that will demonstrate their achievements and showcase the impact on their provision.

Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are necessary but the learners must be employed in a care setting, and should have the support of their employer to achieve the required practice elements.

After Your Course

Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person's own home or some clinical healthcare settings.



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

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Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700.

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