Level 5 Diploma Leadership CYPW

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children & Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Management)

A qualification designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to Children’s care, learning and development, including those associated with leading teams and managing resources within an early years setting. This will confer occupational competence to work in a management role.

The qualification has been designed to:

  • Extend and enrich learner understanding of the early years sector
  • Develop and enhance the practical leadership and management knowledge and skills required to manage change, lead service improvement and to embed best practice models
  • Develop higher level thinking skills, including reflection and critical analysis
  • Encourage learners to value continued learning and remain in the learning process
  • Cultivate in-depth knowledge of development and learning theory
  • Establish good practice and knowledge in relation to ‘needs based’ assessment and planning

Entry Requirements

The Level 5 Diploma is not approved for those under 18 years of age. There are no formal entry requirements however, learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain evidence for the qualification in the work place. Some units require learners to be working within a particular context or with a particular age range.

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The Assignments

Learners must achieve a minimum of 90 credits to achieve this qualification. These are made up of 64 credits from Mandatory Group A, a minimum of 12 credits from Optional Group B and the remaining 14 credits can be taken from Optional Groups B and C.

Example Mandatory Units:

  • Support children’s care, learning and development in the early years
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people
  • Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting

Example Optional Units (Groups B&C):

  • Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
  • Facilitate the development of effective group practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings
  • Support others to promote children’s mathematical development and problem solving skills in an early years setting

Accreditation & Qualification Length:

The course is accredited by City & Guilds and has a minimum of 577 and a maximum of 628 guided learning hours.

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