As from 1 February 2015, this qualification will be replaced by the OCR Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England), OCR scheme code 10406, and will be closed for entry from 31 January 2015. Any learners working in residential childcare who are not registered on an existing qualification or have not achieved an equivalent qualification will be required to achieve the new Diploma from 5 January 2015. Please see the notice to centres for more information.
This qualification is for those working in a leadership role within the sector in England. The qualification is open to learners aged 19+ without prior learning or achievement of other qualifications. It is best suited to those who are already working in a management role working with children and/or young people in a residential care home; or those that are responsible for planning services, measuring performance and delivering continuous improvement in care services for children and/or young people.