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It is a
work-based qualification and therefore you will need a supportive employer to
allow assessment in the workplace. It is usually completed over a 12
month period but course length may vary according to setting and the nature of
your job role. You will be assessed by one of our highly-skilled and
occupationally-competent members of staff.
You will be allocated an assessor who
visits the work setting every 4 to 6 weeks to support and guide you through
your qualification. You will need to complete both mandatory units plus
optional knowledge & competency units. The mandatory units include, safeguarding
and protection, personal development, mental health and
equality and Inclusion
The minimum entry age is 18 for this course, successful completion of a level 2 diploma in care is desirable. This is a Vocational Qualification and candidates need
to be currently working in a care setting within a senior role and have 3-6 month’s
This diploma is delivered in the workplace and is assessed on a continuous basis. Assessment methods can include:
workplace observations, witness testimonies, professional discussion, oral and
written questions and work product evidence.
You could progress onto a level 4 Diploma in Management or start an Associate Practitioner course