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This work-based learning course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services. It has several pathways – some for those working with adults and some for those working with children and young people.

Entry Requirements

  • 18+ and hold a Level 4 in Health and Social Care
  • Must be working in the roleof Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles.



1 year


Start Date

On demand



  • Safeguarding and Protection
  • Managing Care Services
  • Supporting Development and Partnership Working
  • Contributing To Broader Activities Such As Change Programmes and Recruitment
  • Complying With Quality Systems and Continuously
  • Improving Quality
  • Developing and Carrying Out Policy
  • Promoting and Developing Best Practice
  • Care Management


The Management pathways are most suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. This course is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

The Residential Services pathways are aimed at learners in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways, but where the focus is on management and care in residential settings.

The Advanced Practice pathways are geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career, but wish to remain active practitioners within the management framework.



Learners will undertake 6 mandatory units. Optional units to the value of 28 credits will also be chosen from a range of units (depending on the learner’s role).



If they successfully complete this course, learners will able to progress from Advanced Practitioner to Manager status.






Standalone courses can be funded through the Adult Learner Loan.

Apprenticeships can be funded through the Employer Levy.


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Come along to a Melton Campus Open Day to meet our industry-expert teaching staff.

You can book a place on an open day here or by calling 01664 855 444.


To apply for this course, click here.

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