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Registered care home managers: what qualifications you will need

Posted: February 4th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you have the ambition to become a manager or supervisors in a care home, you will need certain skills, qualities and qualifications. This is the case in any position of responsibility, especially in the care sector where the welfare of other people is at stake.


To progress in a managerial role in the care sector, you will need to be a certain kind of person. You will need to have integrity, be responsible, organised and honest, and be able to manage people. Most importantly, you need to be passionate about protecting and respecting the people in your care.


Depending on the position you are applying for, you will need either one or both of the following care training qualifications:

• NVQ Level 4 Health and Social Care – This kind of course covers most managerial duties, including communication and reporting, professional development (of self and staff), the protection of all individuals and healthy and safe working practices.

• Leadership and Management of Care Services (LMC) – This care training course goes into more depth on the subject of how to efficiently run a care service. It covers everything from how to develop procedures, policies and practices to communication, leadership skills and respecting the rights of patients.

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