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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 struggling, 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.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses Fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:

  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Have an annual salary of less than £17,374.50
  • Were aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Were aged 19 or over on 31/08/21 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
  • Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship

See the Student Money pages for more information.

Student Finance (Degree-Level Courses)

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. For further information please see

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. Please speak to Student Services for more information.

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