Early Years Senior Practitioner (NCFE CACHE Level 5)

Early Years Senior Practitioner (NCFE CACHE Level 5)

Subject Area: Adult Learning Childcare


Course Information

  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 149571
  • Entry Requirements

    Be at least 19 years of age.

    Hold a full level 3 qualification in early years/childcare qualification.

    Be working with children in an employed role for at least 16 hours per week.

    Have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in place with employer.

    Should you require an Advanced Learner Loan this must be confirmed prior to enrolment.

    Course Overview

    This course can be studied as distance learning with tutor visits to your workplace, no college classes to attend.

    This qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner 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 and professional discussions in the work place. Knowledge criteria will be assessed via written work (no exams), to include 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. Tasks will be set during your tutor’s visit, and submitted online.

    Course Highlights

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

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

    Next Steps

    Alternative avenues include the opportunity to progress into Higher Education and could provide evidence for a personal statement to enable mature students to enter HE. As this course is a level 5 qualification, some institutions may allow students to enter Honours degree courses into years 2 or 3.

    Tuition Costs

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be £3500.

    For details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans, please visit the following links: Fee Remission, Advanced Learner Loans.

    Additional Costs

    Complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in accordance with requirements of your setting.

    Caz - CACHE Level 5 Senior Practitioner

    Caz Cockroft said: "I applied to study the L5 EYFS Senior Practitioner course and I can honestly say it has been an amazing course to study. I have been able to learn and understand every aspect of the Early Years Setting and throughout the course I have had amazing tuition from my tutor Emma Harvey.I totally recommend the L5 EYFS Senior practitioner course as it will supply you with all the skills needed to progress with your professional development and you will gain an abundance of knowledge.Emma has been fantastic from start to finish and has supported me every step of the way on my L5 journey. A course that I highly recommend with an easy progression route available."