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NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Northern Ireland) (Adult Residential Management)

Ref:
603/6041/0/ARM
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
Registration and Certification Fee
£155.00

Level
Level 5
Minimum entry age
19
GLH
617
TQT
900
Credit Value
90

About this qualification

This qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage and lead others in adult health and social care provision in Northern Ireland.

This qualifications is formed of mandatory and optional units.

The mandatory units covers a wide range of topics including:
• safeguarding and protection
• partnership working
• professional development
• providing a supportive environment for individuals to achieve positive outcomes
• complying with quality systems and continuously improving quality
• carrying out policy
• promoting and developing best practice
• team management
• assessing the individual in group living (Adult Residential Management pathway only).

Who is it suitable for?

The Adult Residential Management pathway is aimed at those in similar roles to those taking the Adult Management pathway, but the focus is on management and care in residential settings, and for managers who are looking to progress their career in this setting. It is also appropriate for managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 19 or above to undertake this qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 71 credits from the Adult Residential Management mandatory units and a minimum of 19 credits from the Adult Management optional units.

When registering learners, centres should use the qualification number (QN) followed by the relevant pathway code:
•NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health Services (Northern Ireland) (Adult Residential Management) [ARM].

How is it assessed?

Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Learners will need to be working in the role of a manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with this role.

Progression?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress onto a variety of management roles in adult care or into further or higher education in Northern Ireland.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Qualifications available in Northern Ireland

We offer a range of qualifications in Northern Ireland, including bespoke, tailored provision that we developed in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. For more information please visit our dedicated Northern Ireland provision webpage here.


Qualification specification (PDF)
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Optional units (PDF)
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This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Qualification factsheet
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the centre, learner and employer.

Support handbook
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This document contains supporting information that relates to NCFE and CACHE qualifications to assist in planning, delivery and assessment, and must be used alongside the Qualification Specification.

Skills for Care and Development Assessment Principles
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This mandatory document outlines the policies and principles for assessing competence units.

Letter of Support - North West Regional College
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Letter of Support - Northern Ireland Social Care Council
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Letter of Support - Rutledge
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Qualification specification (Word)
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Optional units (Word)
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This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification in MS Word format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Tutor Guidance (PDF)
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Tutor Guidance (Word)
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All adaptations must be applied in line with the QW & CCEA Joint AO Adaptation Guidance, which will be published below once available. 

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence. The number of required placement hours has been reduced in some health and social care and child care qualifications in Wales and Northern Ireland.

The adaptation addendum document contains further information of how learning outcome / evidence of competence needs to be met either within the workplace or via alternative assessment methods.

2021-22 AT 60360410 V1.0
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QW CCEA Joint AO mitigations 21-22
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