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People working in the UK care sector have described their jobs as both the best paid and the worst paid jobs in the world. For those that love working in care, and looking after people, it’s the best paid work in the world. They would do it even if they didn’t get paid.

Nonetheless, the sector is renowned for paying peanuts, particularly in respect of individual care workers and those providing domestic services. This course is largely about managing expectations and results at both ends of the spectrum.


Course Outline

It’s said that management can be taught or learned, but leadership is inherited; it’s part of an individual’s DNA. This course will teach you that both management and leadership skills can be learned. Good leaders are a product of both occupational competence and the ability to communicate effectively with people.

Management and leadership in the care sector can be especially challenging. The “customers” are among the most vulnerable people in society, and often come with huge emotional and – occasionally – medical burdens.

The resources of the sector, both logistical and financial, are invariably sparse. The aspiring manager or leader must be resourceful, patient, inherently cheerful and uncompromisingly optimistic. And he or she is committed to providing the very highest levels of care and service to the customer.

The customer will frequently be unappreciative and occasionally abusive. But it’s not personal. It’s just part of the landscape.

The Care Leader or Manager also has another scarce and fragile resource to manage. The staff. They are similarly unappreciated, and habitually bear the brunt of the customers’ anger and frustrations. They really need looking after.

If you’re up for a challenge, then you’ll enjoy this course. While studying, you’ll probably learn a great deal about yourself of which you weren’t previously aware.

£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £259

£259 – all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £259 (approx)

£86 deposit followed by £86 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:
  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hours
Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

Leadership and Management in Care (Level 4)


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