Lambeth College - Higher Development Awards

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Higher Development Awards

Is this course for you?

The Higher Development Award programme is designed to help personal development for clinical and non-clinical support staff to progress their careers or remain in their current role. The programme has been designed to meet the ever-growing needs of complex Health & Social care systems and to enable the Healthcare Support Worker to respond with an understanding of leadership, decision making and problem solving.

These qualifications are designed for healthcare assistants, support workers and non-clinical staff; usually working in band 2-4 roles. 


The programme offers qualification in

  • ILM Level 2 in Team Leading + Functional Skills English and/or maths at Level 1 or Level 2
  • ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management

What will you gain

  • Qualification equivalent to 14 credits (Level 2) or 17 credits (Level 3)
  • Increased confidence and ability with a deeper awareness of the decisions made, and their part in the wider Healthcare systems regardless of their work base.
  • Improved patient/client/service user outcomes due to increased knowledge base whilst understanding their limitations.
  • Ability to demonstrate study skills to progress or remain in their role being their best.

Modules you will study at Level 2

  • Developing yourself as a team leader
  • Problem solving skills
  • Coaching in the workplace
  • Functional Skills English and/or maths at Level 1 or 2

Modules you will study at Level 3

  • Understanding leadership
  • Team dynamics
  • Advanced communication
  • Developing self and others
  • Problem solving, planning and implementing change
  • Presentation skills
  • Motivational interviewing

  • What does it entail?

    • Attendance at 6 study days (100% attendance required)
    • Self-directed study to complete Functional Skills and ILM assignments
    • Completion of all modules and assignments to achieve all parts of the award

  • Entry Criteria

    Applicants must hold Functional Skills qualification or be willing to complete a functional skills qualification.

    The appropriate level for your course will be dependent on the outcome of your initial Functional Skills Assessment.

    Must be 19+

  • Eligibility

    Passport or any document to show your residency status if you are not a British citizen or have not lived in the UK for 3 years.

  • Do I have to pay for the course?

    There are no course fees attached to this course, this is provided free of charge as long as you meet our eligibility and entry criteria.

  • Start Dates Available

    Level 2 – September and March

    Level 3 – September and March

  • What students think of the course

    “It has helped me think things through in my role and use tools from the course”

    “I felt a sense of support from within the group and from our trainers”

    “Gave me the opportunity to look into ways of self-analysis and development”

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