Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

(England)

We currently offer the following City & Guilds qualification:

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

The Level 5 Diploma is a competence based qualification intended for senior practitioners, managers, deputy managers and assistant managers who work within early year’s settings, including, integrated children’s care, approved home care, out of school settings, day nurseries, family centres and playgroups.

This qualification enables learners working in Early years settings, to demonstrate and develop the knowledge and skills required for their role. It explores areas of children’s care, learning and development, leading teams, managing resources within an early years setting and will confer occupational competence to work in a management role.

This qualification consists of mandatory units, covering core knowledge and skills competencies plus a number of optional specialism units, which can be combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of each learner and their work setting.

Age Group – 18 or older


Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Management) – 90 credits / 577 TQT

You will need to complete twelve mandatory units, (64 credits), these are:

  • Support children’s care, learning and development in the early years
  • Understand children and young person’s development
  • Lead practice that support positive outcomes for child and young person development
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people
  • Professional practice in children’s care, learning and development
  • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  • Use and develop systems that promote communication
  • Promote professional development
  • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
  • Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings

Mandatory units qualification guidance – Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Management) Qualification Handbook Mandatory Units v1.2 (Nov 17) – 4227-11

Plus a minimum of 12 credits from Optional Group B and 14 credits from Optional Groups B & C.

Optional Group B & C qualification guidance – Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Management) Qualification Handbook Optional Group B and C Units v1.1 (Nov 17) – 4227-11


How long will it take

All learners vary on the timescale to complete their qualification.
When you register, you will be given a specified target date in which to achieve your qualification, you can complete your qualification sooner than the target date if you are able to submit work regularly and at a good pace. Specific target dates can be discussed and agreed with your Assessor.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is set at 577 hrs, this is based on the average amount of time taken to achieve this qualification, over an average completion period of 24 months.


Qualification costs

(including Registration, Learner Pack, Assessment and Certification) prices start from:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Management)  –  £2,599.00

This price is reduced significantly for learners and organisations with their own in-house assessor support.

ARC members benefit from reduced costs


Registration

To register for any of these qualifications, you need to complete the necessary registration forms. This will prompt support for you to consider all the aspects involved in undertaking the qualification and ensure the right one is selected for you. You will also need to seek permission from your organisation to collect evidence in the workplace. To find out more about registering please click here ‘How to Register’.


Materials, ARC documentation and Guidance

All ARC learner documentation is included in our learner portfolios, these can also be accessed via our ‘’Documentation, Guidance & Policies’ section in word and .pdf format.

Awarding Organisation guidance is available on our ‘Qualification Resources – Guidance’ page.