Ask Sheila - Archive England

Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

13th July 2015

Deputy progressing to Registered Manager

I am currently a deputy manager in a care home who will be looking to become the registered manager at said place in the next few months will I need to have an interview with CQC

Dear Joanne,

Yes, you will need to be interviewed by the Care Quality Commission. This will take place after you have completed the Application form to be a Registered Manager.

You should also think about the qualification that you will be expected to achieve if you haven’t got it already.

It is the government funded Level 5 Diploma in Health and Care Leadership for Registered Care Managers and Deputy Care Managers seeking CQC registration.

QCS works with Access Skills on training related matters and you can contact them on 0121 510 2169 or on their website  for information on gaining this qualification.

Best wishes.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

About Sheila

Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and over the years , prior to her retirement she has answered thousands of your social questions. You can still access the many questions below.

For Sheila Scott OBE as the former CEO of National Care Association (NCA), care is Sheila's life. She possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business, and as a leader in the care sector.

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