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The college is delivering teaching & learning online. We are still accepting online applications and will be carrying out interviews over the phone.

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Summer Guidance Days
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Course Mode
Part-time
Level
5
Start Date
18/09/2020
Start / End Time
9:30am - 4:30pm
Duration
2 Years
End Date
24/06/2022

Childhood Studies

Childcare and education is one of the most exciting and rewarding sectors and one that needs top quality staff at all levels and offers plenty of career choice, working with children of all ages and within various settings.

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Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in residential childcare settings for children and young people. The qualification enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge for leading in a residential childcare setting, including leading and managing a team; leading and managing group living; leading practice to support children and young people; and implementing policies and procedures. It also offers the learner the opportunity to cover optional topics which are particularly suited to specific residential childcare and respite care settings.

The knowledge and understanding of the course is delivered in the classroom, with all observations and work based activities/assessment happening in the place of work.

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England).

After Your Course

Learners can progress onto a degree in a related discipline.

Fees

£2499.00

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.

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. Contact Student Services for more information: hello@kendal.ac.uk / 01539 814700

Join us at our next

Summer Guidance Day

13 August 2020 12:00 - 18:00