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Undergraduate

Below is a list of the Under Graduate courses currently offered by the college:

About the course:

The qualification is suited for those who have managerial, assistant managerial positions or work in the health and social care environment. It enables those that fall in the category to obtain a higher qualification level. The course provides students with the opportunity to further develop both their managerial and care skills whilst meeting the criteria needed to progress to become a manager in children’s homes, residential homes or domiciliary services.

Course Structure:

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The programme pathways are tailored to the students work role and work setting

This course comprises of mandatory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 90 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria is as follows:

  1. All six units from mandatory group A totaling 30 credits;
  2. The core mandatory units (groups B1, C1, D1, E1, F1, G1) for the selected pathway;
  3. The remaining units to be chosen from the groups for the selected pathway.

Course Content: 

  1. Use and develop systems that promote communication
  2. Promote professional development
  3. Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  4. Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  5. Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  6. Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people

Entry Requirement:

Student must hold a level 3 qualifications and GCSE grade C or functional skills level 2 in English.

Assessment Method:

Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by awarding body
For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course. Due to the nature of the course, you will be able to discuss and relate real experiences to your assessment.

Modes of assessment include:

  1. Verbal questioning
  2. Direct observation
  3. Assignments
  4. Case studies
  5. Projects

Qualification: Level 5 Leadership For Health & Social Care Services and Children’s & Young Peoples Services Adults

Course Mode: Part time

Start Date: Every September /April. For those studying Adult care through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto a managerial role and this qualification be accepted for registration and regulation. By taking the course, you will be able to show that you are consciously seeking professional development.

Course fees

The course fee is £4,670.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This course is for those currently working in an early year’s setting as a manager practitioner, senior practitioner or deputy manager. This qualification allows the development of both managerial and practitioner skills which are beneficial skills. It is a competence-based qualification assessed in the workplace.

Course Structure:

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma students must obtain a minimum of 65 QCF credits.

Course Content:

The mandatory units include the following titles:

  1. Professional Practice in Children’s Care
  2. Learning and Development Support Children’s Care
  3. Learning and Development in the Early Years
  4. Use and develop systems that promote communication
  5. Promote professional development
  6. Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  7. Develop health and safety, and risk management
  8. Policies procedures and practices
  9. Working in partnership
  10. Understand child and young person development
  11. Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for children’s development
  12. Develop and implement policies and procedures to support safeguarding

What are the entry requirements?

In order to complete the qualification, students must have a Level 3 Childcare qualification and be an experienced practitioner. Additionally, students must be currently working in a child care setting in a supervisory role for at least 16 hours per week. This qualification is not approved for those below the age of 19.

Assessment Method:

Candidates will partake in monthly tutorials which will equip them with fundamental knowledge and support in skills development. Candidates will be taught in a variety of methods which include: lectures, seminars and interactive workshop sessions. You will be given appropriate tutorial support which is centred on study skills. The assessor will come in regular intervals to observe as well as assist in portfolio building.

Qualification: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England).

Course Duration: The course lasts for approximately 12 – 14 months. This varies due to the level of support required for each learner and previous experience.

Course Mode: Part time

Start Dates: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Students may use this qualification to further progress onto Foundation degree and BA.

Course Costs: The course fee is £4,670.00, however, some students may be eligible for the 19+ loan which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the 19+ loan, feel free to contact us.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This qualification acts as a progression route for learners in a supervisory role directly supporting their manager e.g.  Deputy/Assistant Manager or Team Leader positions.  It is also aimed at learners who have achieved a Level 3 Diploma or Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care and, as a direct result, have acquired additional responsibilities that will support them to meet the requirements of this qualification successfully.

Course Structure:

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The programme pathways are tailored to the students work role and work setting. learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits overall. 36 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, a minimum of 6 credits from Optional Group A and a minimum of 28 credits from Optional Group B.  At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.

Course Content 

The 12 mandatory units consist of:

  1. Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  2. Advanced communication skills
  3. Personal development in health, social care setting
  4. Equality and diversity in health, social care setting
  5. Facilitate person centered assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
  6. Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well being
  7. Understand personalisation in care and support services
  8. Health and safety in health and social care settings
  9. Professional practice in health and social care for adults
  10. Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector
  11. Develop, maintain and use records and reports
  12. Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings

The optional units in group A and B you study will be specific to the area you work within and reflect your responsibilities, offering you the opportunity to tailor the qualification to you job role.

What are the entry requirements?

Subject to current job role.

Assessment Method:  Internally/Externally Assessed

Qualification: Adult Care Level 4 Diploma

Course Mode: Part time/ full time

Progression route? 

Where next: Learners may be able to progress to the Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) Leadership in Health and Social Care or apply to undertake nurse training or a number of other related health and social care professions

Where next: Job Opportunities

This course is a good basis for work in some areas of residential care, health care or community work. You can get a supervisory role directly supporting their manager e.g.  Deputy/Assistant Manager or Team Leader positions.

Are there any additional costs?

You may incur some costs for example textbooks required for the course.

Start Dates: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however it’s subject to student’s number.

Course Fees: £2880

Days: Weekday and Saturday

Location : CroydonSAM  Centre