Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF) Children and Young People’s Workforce


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This qualification is designed for individuals who are working, volunteering or on practical placement as managers within the residential childcare sector.

Learners undertaking this qualification will be working with children and young people from birth to 25 years of age. This extended age range takes into account the entitlements for children and young people with complex disabilities and conditions.

It covers the development of children and young people, understanding the provision of support for children and young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, leading and managing a team, safeguarding and protecting children and young people, communication and information management, managing risk, leading and managing group living and leading a service to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse.

Who is this qualification for?


The course is for senior practitioners in a leadership and management role who work within childcare settings including day nurseries, creches, playgroups, pre-school and reception.



You will need to submit an assignment per unit including reflective accounts and evidence to demonstrate your competency. We encourage anyone who has a passion to learn and confident they can write assignments at level 5, who work in a Health and Social Care Environment, to enrol