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 to lead early years settings in the sector. Delivered 2 years part time. About this qualificationThe Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Northern Ireland) is intended for use in Northern Ireland only. It is designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to childrens care, learning and development including those relating to leading teams and managing staff and resources within early years and childcare settings for children under the age of 12 years in Northern Ireland. This qualification will confer occupational competence to work in a leadership and management role.