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Early Years Senior Practitioner

  • 2 Years | Distance Learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Level 5 | Vocational

Course overview

NCFE CACHE level 5 diploma for the early years senior practitioner

This course can be studied as distance learning, with no on-campus classes to attend.

This qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as early years Level 3 practitioners at a senior level, working with children from birth to 5 years of age. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and specialist skills for use in their current role, or in preparation to take on a role such as a room senior, deputy or manager.

The course consists of 18 units. Each unit contains both skills and knowledge elements which will be assessed by your tutor/ assessor. Skills criteria will be assessed via observation of your practice for those who do not already hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification) and professional discussions. Knowledge criteria will be assessed via written work (no exams), including assignments, reflective written tasks, evidence of activity planning, and observations. Document evidence such as assessments and tracking within early years, and evidence of leading CPD and colleague training.

This qualification is a good choice for you if you are looking to progress to become a Senior Practitioner within the early year’s workforce. The Senior Practitioner will use crucial leadership skills to mentor others across all roles and responsibilities in the early year’s workforce.

On completion of the course, students will be excellently placed to move into managerial roles, or work within the early year sector outside of childcare in roles such as family support practitioner, social work assistant, and children’s centre coordinator. Students will also be well prepared to enter higher education at the degree level.

The course cost is £3,500. This can be funded via the advanced learner loan.
This course can be started at any point in the academic year.

Additional Costs

Complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks by the requirements of your setting.

Learner feedback:

“I appreciate all the support and guidance, it makes learning new skills more accessible and easier to learn.”

“I’m really enjoying my level 5, the college and tutors are really supportive.”

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