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.
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 for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification up to and including Level 2, if you:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,004
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/20 and are not studying at another school/college
- Are aged 19-23 on 31/08/20 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
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 www.gov.uk/student-finance.
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. Please speak to Student Services for more information.