Course overview

NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma For The Early Years Senior Practitioner City of Bristol College

The aim of the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in early years and the knowledge and skills relating to the early years practice.

The Early Years Senior Practitioner will be a positive role model for the team. Through clear leadership and effective management, the Senior Practitioner will support and promote best practice within legislative requirements to enable quality provision. Working collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals and parents/carers, the Senior Practitioner engages and motivates all involved for improved outcomes for babies and children.


Additional information

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for learners already working in the early years sector in a managerial role, as well as learners that may wish to develop their career or increase understanding through professional development.

What you'll learn

The areas covered in this qualification include:

• Quality Environments

• Early Years Pedagogy

• Behaviour

• Care Routines

• Professional Development

• Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

• Safeguarding

• Inclusion

• Development

•Play For Learning

• Partnership Working

• The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

• Leading and Managing

• Health, Safety and Well-being

• Roles and Responsibilities

Course entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 or above and a Level 3 qualification in a related field (preferably childcare).

Applicants must also be working or have a placement in an EYFS setting.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using an externally set and internally marked Assessment of Learning.  A range of methods can be applied to other units, which could include: direct observation of practice, professional discussion, work product or a portfolio of evidence.

Future career and study opportunities

It is anticipated that learners will be able to progress within the workforce or to Higher Education in a relevant subject area.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely that you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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