This qualification has been designed to:
• Extend and enrich learner understanding of the early years sector
• Develop and enhance the practical leadership and management knowledge and skills required to manage change, lead service improvement and to embed best practice models
• Develop higher level thinking skills, including reflection and critical analysis
• Encourage learners to value continued learning and remain in the learning process
• Cultivate in-depth knowledge of developmental and learning theory
• Establish good practice and knowledge in relation to needs based assessment and planning
You will study shared core and mandatory units to the value of 64 credits. The remaining 26 redits will be made up from optional units which, through discussion with your assessor and employer, will best suit your work setting.
Teaching and Assessment
You will be supported throughout your course by qualified assessors. There are no examinations on this programme. The qualification will be gained through one-to-one assessment in your workplace using a range of methods including observation of normal work activities to confirm your competence. Your understanding of the underpinning knowledge could be assessed in the form of questions, professional discussions projects, reflective accounts or workbooks.
Attendance may not be required as the qualification can be delivered within your workplace.
The awarding body recommends 7-10 hours independent study per week.
This qualification is accepted as entry requirement to a number of HE programmes.
• Aged 18+
• Employed as a manager, deputy manager, room supervisor or assistant manager in early years settings
• Already hold a relevant Level 3 qualification
Informal interview required.