Level 5 Diploma in Childcare Care Learning & Development (Management) (Northern Ireland)

Level 5 Diploma in Childcare Care Learning & Development (Management)

NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Northern Ireland) (603/6040/9)

Course Overview

  • This Level 5 Children’s Care Learning and Development in Leadership (CCLD) qualification has been designed to:
  • Provide a broad understanding of the early years and childcare sector in Northern Ireland
  • Develop and enhance the practical skills and knowledge required to lead and manage these services
  • Enable participants to make an informed assessment of their own aptitude for work in this sector and to make informed decisions about their own careers, and that of others
  • Encourage participants to reach a level of knowledge, practical and technical skills to lead high-quality services based on a culture of inclusive child-centred and rights-based care for children under the age of 12
  • Encourage participants to value continued learning, to remain in the learning process and to champion the continued professional development of others.

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development participants must gain a minimum of 90 credits, completing 14 mandatory units and then choosing from a range of optional units.

Mandatory Units

Unit 01 Support children’s care, learning and development in the early years

Unit 02 Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for children’s development

Unit 03 Develop and implement policies and procedures to support safeguarding of children

Unit 04 Promote professional practice

Unit 05 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in early years settings

Unit 06 Work in partnership

Unit 07 Use and develop systems that promote communication

Unit 08 Develop own professional development

Unit 09 Champion diversity, equality and inclusion

Unit 10 Lead and manage a team

Unit 11 Manage induction

Unit 12 Develop supervision practice

Unit 13 Appraise staff performance

Unit 14 Professional and sustainable practice in delivery of service

Participants are required to attend master classes which focus on best practice in the early years’ sector; these are held online via Zoom once a month, so there is no requirement to attend one of our centres.

Participants are each allocated an assessor who supports them on a one-to-one basis to focus on areas of development and to achieve the award. 

Assessment will be done through written assignments plus workplace assessments including observations, professional discussions, witness statement and examination of product.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be at least 19 years old, and in a leadership/management role that enables substantial opportunity to lead and manage services and teams over the duration of the qualification.
  • Competence in written and spoken English and numeracy.
  • A Children’s Care qualification at Level 3 is recommended but not required.

Please note, this qualification is not suitable for childminders or those undertaking a work placement.

You may progress to further study at degree level, or to management posts within the sector.

This course will last 18 months – 2 years, depending on the experience of the individual.

The cost of the programme is £1400 + VAT and this includes all costs such as registration and assessment. People 1st can facilitate a monthly payment plan to allow individuals to spread the costs over the duration of the programme (18 months) if they are self-funding the course.

Next Start date

Tuesday 27th September 2022, 6.30pm-9.30pm via Zoom

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