NCFE/Cache Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner

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Download course detailsNCFE/Cache Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner

The aim of this qualification is to support leadership and management skills in early years and the knowledge and skills relating to early years practice.

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Who is this qualification suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for those working in the early years sector as a manager, deputy or room leader.

How is this qualification structured?

Learners must achieve 90 credits from 18 mandatory units, which include demonstrating competence in a real work environment.

How is it assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using externally set and internally marked tasks. EYSP2 and EYSP12 will be assessed using a specific externally set and internally marked task. A range of methods, including direct observation within the workplace, written evidence, professional discussion, and a portfolio of evidence will be used for other units.

Do you need to be working to enrol on this qualification?

Learners will need to be working in an early years setting. We recommend learners complete 350 placement hours whilst undertaking this qualification. Learners must be in a supervisory role and able to implement change to practice. This qualification requires assessment in a real working environment.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 19 years of age and have already completed a L3 Early Years qualification, they should be in a supervisory role in the setting.

  • To be able to carry out up to eight hours of study per week to complete the knowledge aspects of the level 5 programme.
  • To have the appropriate level of literacy and numeracy
  • To have regular access to a computer which will allow you to access the on-line portfolio system.
  • To be able to surf the internet, send and receive emails with attachments, complete written work using a computer (with Microsoft Word) and be generally IT literate.
  • Have experience or working with key children, observations, activity planning, assessing and reviewing.
  • To work in a setting which would support a visiting assessor to observe your skills in the workplace. You may have to carry out specific tasks set by your assessor.
How long will it take?

Approximately 18 months. Learners will be enrolled for 18 months.

How much does it cost?

Full cost course fee: 拢4,670
This course can be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.

Further information can be found on the government website:

Please contact the Training Centre for information on course fees, funding eligibility and individual advice and guidance.

How will the training be delivered?

The Early Years 王中王开奖结果 offers the diploma through a blended learning programme which includes evening online teaching sessions, written tasks, online courses, 1-1 reviews and assessment in the workplace.  

You will need to fully participate in all aspects of the training programme, attend the monthly online teaching session, engage weekly with your assessor and complete tasks by set deadlines.鈥

At points throughout the programme, your assessor will visit your workplace or placement to complete observations and assessment of your practice. 

To register your interest and find out about funding options, please complete the webform on the Early Years 王中王开奖结果 website or email  

Alternatively, if you would like more information or to discuss your individual requirements, please phone our Training Centre on 01732 363070. 

Enrolment process
  • Application form 鈥 to be completed in full and returned 
  • On-line English and maths assessments 鈥 to check the qualification level is appropriate and to ascertain any additional support needed. 
  • Telephone interview 鈥 to discuss the training delivery, funding, additional support requirements (if required) and complete a skills scan to check for prior knowledge and skills.  
  • Fees 鈥 funding arrangements to be completed  
  • Enrolment paperwork finalised 鈥 an 王中王开奖结果 Training Advisor will schedule a Microsoft Teams video meeting with you to review enrolment details and check your identification (please bring photo id to this meeting). The Induction and first day of learning session will be confirmed during this meeting.  
  • Formal start 鈥 attend the induction/first day of learning online session. 
What related qualifications can you progress to?

Degrees in Early Years Education or Early Childhood Studies.

Members get 拢150 off the cost of our Level 5 Diploma course. Contact the Training Centre on 01732 363070 or email to discuss the details.

To register your interest and start the application process, please complete the online form below or contact our Training Centre.

Early Years 王中王开奖结果 Training Centre

01732 363070

1st Floor, Bridge House, 97-101 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DR