Diploma in Leadership and Management for Children, Young People and Families in the Community (RQF LEVEL 5)

Care College is the only Jersey provider of the Level 5 (RQF) qualification in Leadership and Management for Children, Young People and Families in the Community. This qualification is for learners looking to gain the knowledge and skills to lead and manage others within the community aspect of health and social care services.

Jersey Care Commission endorses this qualification and will suffice the diploma requirement set in regulation law for any managers/deputies working within child services and young people’s services.

Our highly interactive classroom sessions ensure an engaging and immersive learning experience. Through these sessions, you will acquire the essential knowledge necessary to fulfil the vital role of a registered manager. We will equip you with the latest techniques and strategies necessary for compliance with the regulations of care in Jersey, ensuring that you stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

One of the unique aspects of the course is the opportunity to apply your existing work-based knowledge, allowing you to bridge the gap between theory and practice effectively. By underpinning and supporting the academic aspects of the diploma with your real-world experience, you will gain a holistic understanding of the subject matter, enabling you to implement practical solutions in your daily operations.

You will leave with newfound confidence and competence as a registered manager upon completing the course.  You will be equipped to tackle challenges head-on, ensuring gold-standard care within your service.

Mandatory study units: (64 Credits)

  • Undertake, promote and support continuing professional development
  • Develop and support Health and Safety practice and lead risk management
  • Understand, lead and support effective information sharing, positive relationships and communication systems
  • Develop, engage with and support effective partnerships
  • Lead practice and support equality, diversity and inclusion, promoting the rights of children and individuals
  • Understand children and young person’s development
  • Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Lead and develop the safeguarding practices and protection of children and young people
  • Lead, manage and develop an effective team
  • Lead and develop professional supervision practice
  • Manage resources and finance within own area of responsibility
  • Manage support and change

Optional units include: (select up to 26 credits) 

  • Lead and manage the safe usage of technology and online activity
  • Manage and develop quality practice and assurance
  • Undertake a research project within services
  • Support and manage coaching and mentor practice in Health and Social Care within the Community
  • Manage and develop induction in Health and Social Care within the community
  • Lead support for disabled children and young people and their carers
  • Develop procedures and manage practice to respond to concerns and complaints in Health and Social care within the community
  • Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
  • Understand support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged

We work in partnership with TQUK to offer our learners a range of vocational qualifications under the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This is the way of recognising achievemnet through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units.

Taking this approach provides a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables you to progress in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit. 

TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

Our Social Care (RQF) courses meet the continuing development needs of healthcare workers in community residential settings, nursing homes, and private care providers.

College address

50 Don Street, St. Helier