Level 4 in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Social Care

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Essential adult social care and leadership and management knowledge

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at new or aspiring adult social care managers preparing for career progression within the adult social care sector in Northern Ireland.
Results for you
  • Develop greater understanding of key leadership and management issues within an adult social care setting 
  • Preparation to progress into the next role within the sector 
  • Increased confidence and managerial effectiveness 
  • Attain a qualification developed in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), and further education and social care sector employers in Northern Ireland.
Impact for your employer
  • Develop a management team with knowledge in key leadership and management issues within an adult social care setting including safeguarding and protection, governance and regulation, supervision, performance management and person centre outcomes-based practise
  • Enhances individuals’ knowledge of key leadership and management issues within an adult social care setting
  • Staff become more confident and knowledgeable in their leadership and management of teams in the workplace.
Focus on the skills you need

This qualification has been specifically developed for learners in Northern Ireland.  Learners taking this qualification will extend their knowledge base so that they become more effective as leaders and managers in their current roles as well as preparing them for career progression within the adult social care sector.

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Credit Value

The range of credits a learner must undertake to gain this qualification

23 - 23

Details of the qualification, learning time involved and criteria a learner must satisfy

Learners must complete the 10 mandatory units (400 – 408, 500), achieving 23 credits overall.

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