Course Overview

If you’re already working within the early years sector and you’d love the chance to achieve a leadership role, then our NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner is the course you need to level up in your career! This qualification is recognised and respected throughout the UK, and will teach you everything you need to know to become a confident and highly skilled senior practitioner.

We’ll provide relevant reading material, and you’ll be encouraged to conduct independent research before completing an end-of-unit assignment. You’ll begin with a close inspection of care routines, followed by how to treat parents as partners and allies in the education of their children. Moving on, you’ll cover policies and procedures, safeguarding, and how speech and language develops during the early years. You’ll also closely study health and safety policy, how to recognise and seek help for common childhood illnesses, and much more. This qualification is designed to be completed at your own pace as you work in the role of leader, supervisor, or manager within early years, making it the ideal way to learn as you earn!

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24

On average it takes our students 8 months to complete this course, however you have up to 24 months.

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On average, students complete this course in 8 months, but we'll give you up to 24 months.

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The learning hours for this course are up to 636 hours, which is around 50 minutes per day for 24 months.

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We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Course Outcomes

Successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE CACHE. This training course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE CACHE here. You’ll also be able to work as a Senior Practitioner within an Early Years setting or progress onto higher education in a relevant subject area.

After you’ve completed this course, you may choose to work as an Early Years Senior Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce across the private, voluntary and independent sector or progress to higher education in a relevant subject.

Our course code
X501
Qualification Code
603/3907/X
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner
Credits
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Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level five: the equivalent difficulty of the first year of a university degree, suitable for learners who have completed study at level 4.
Entry requirements

You must already have a Level 3 Early Years Diploma, up-to-date maths and English Level 2 qualifications, and already be working in an Early Years setting in some form of managerial/leader capacity. You must also be aged 19 years or over.

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