First of the new Registered Care Managers receive their NVQ Level 4 qualifications

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Part-time student Julie Brandon-Smith is one of the first people in the country to qualify for the Registered Care Manager award (NVQ Level 4) from the Chartered Management Institute. By 2005, all care home managers across England and Wales must hold a qualification at Level 4 in management and care or equivalent, and Newark and Sherwood College has been one of the first colleges in the country to list the specialist course as an option for further education. Ms Brandon-Smith, an area care manager for Newark-based Eden Supported Housing, is one of the first people to qualify after completing the two-year course in just a year. She is now the first qualified care home manager in Nottinghamshire with just a handful of others across the country. “I am absolutely delighted,” Ms Brandon-Smith said. “The course was very in-depth and covered areas such as managing clients and staff and learning new legislation such as the Government¹s Supporting People policy. “Everyone at the college and Eden Supported Housing hav

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