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Leadership for Childrens Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Northern Ireland) (Yr 1 of 2) (Level 5 Diploma)

Early Years

Course Overview

The course is flexible and delivered to meet the individual needs of the busy professional practitioner. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector. Delivered 2 years part time. The course aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in children’s care, learning and development.
  • Start Date
    10 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    32 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Childrens Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Northern Ireland) (Yr 1 of 2) Ref D093
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 10/09/2024
    (Tue:5:30PM-9:30PM) (S)
    Full £657.00
    Concession £263.00
    Examination £178.00

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • K/602/3463 Support Children’s Care, Learning and Development in the Early Years
  • F/601/9449 Understand Children and Young Person’s Development
  • J/601/9369 Lead Practice that Supports Positive Outcomes for Child and Young Person Development
  • A/601/9370 Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support the Safeguarding of Children and Young People
  • R/602/3456 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • K/602/3172 Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
  • A/602/3189 Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
  • F/602/2335 Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication
  • L/602/2578 Promote Professional Development
  • Y/602/3183 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  • H/602/3171 Lead and Manage a Team within a Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting
  • M/602/3187 Develop professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Work Settings
  • J/504/2219 Appraise staff performance
  • J/602/2336 "Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints"
  • R/602/2338 Recruitment and selection within health and
  • T/602/2574 Manage induction in health and social care or
  • F/602/2612 Facilitate change
  • R/602/2758 Manage quality
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Pre-enrolment interview essential.

ROI Requirements

Pre-enrolment interview essential. This qualification is suitable for leaders, assistant managers and deputy managers working in children’s care, learning and development in ROI , who are looking to progress in their career. It is also appropriate for managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level. Learners must be in positions that enable substantial opportunity to lead and manage services and teams over the duration of the qualification. The following types of services are likely to provide sufficient opportunity for the development of the key knowledge, understanding and practical and technical skills needed to generate robust and reliable evidence of competency required to achieve the qualification: • Full day care – settings that care for children under the age of 12 years for a continuous period of 4 hours or more in any day, in premises which are not domestic • Sessional care – settings that care for children under the age of 12 years for less than a continuous period of 4 hours in any day.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required
Attendance at Information Session

Additional Information

The course is for senior practitioners in a leadership or management role who work within early years and childcare settings including day nurseries, creches, playgroups and pre-school settings. The course is also suitable for practitioners who have an opportunity to step into leadership roles within the setting. Prospective students will have a telephone interview to ensure they can fulfil the requirements of the course.


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