CACHE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner
Qualification Level: 5
Awarding Body: CACHE
Regulated Qualification (QRN) Number: 603/3907/X
Placement Required: Yes (see details, in placement box)
Recognised Qualification: Yes. RQF
Entry Requirements: L2 Literacy and Numeracy preferred
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Pre-requisites: You must hold the Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma.
Duration: 54 weeks of guided learning blocks (plus time for the research projects and placement tasks) Duration of enrolment us for up to 18 months.
Payment types: Instalments available Payment types: Instalments available - Pay in full or pay a 10% deposit plus the option to spread the balance across up to 12 months.
Resources included: Full tutor support, workplace observation and assessment, online learning materials and student support forum.
This course is a step into management level work in the Early Years sector- ideal if you have had experience as an advanced practitioner, SENCO or Room Leader within an Early Years setting.
The aim of the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in early years and the knowledge and skills relating to the early years practice.
The Early Years Senior Practitioner will be a positive role model for the team. Through clear leadership and effective management, the Senior Practitioner will support and promote best practice within legislative requirements to enable quality provision. Working collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals and parents/carers the Senior Practitioner engages and motivates all involved for improved outcomes for babies and children.
The areas covered in this qualification include:
•early years pedagogy
•Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
•play for learning
•the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
•leading and managing
•health, safety and well-being
•roles and responsibilities
The course is very research based, which will be implemented into your practice. A range of tasks will be completed by you to gather together your portfolio over a period of 60 weeks. This level 5 course is very intensive, but contains some enjoyable practical elements as well as child case studies to broaden your knowledge and understanding. This is an idea challenge for practitioners ready to embrace a senior role in the early years.
To complete this qualifiction, you must be employed within the Early Years sector, working in an Ofsted registered setting with children aged from birth to 5.
Please note, after school clubs and toddler groups are not appropriate for this qualification.
The Senior Early Years Practitioner course is broken into nine 6-week blocks, as follows. Blocks are independent from one another, and your starting "block" will vary depending upon when you enrol with the college.
Block 1: EYSP 1: Manage care routines for children and EYSP 10: Work in Partnership in the Early Years
Block 2: EYSP 3: Model positive behaviour in the early years and EYSP 4: Lead activities, experiences and educational opportunities to promote children’s speech, language and communication.
Block 3: EYSP 5: Lead Children’s Early Education and Development and EYSP 6: Understand Holistic Child Development from Birth to 7 Years.
Block 4: EYSP 7: Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support the Safeguarding of Children and EYSP 8: Develop Health, Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in the Early Years Setting
Block 5: SHC53: Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and EYSP 9: Supporting Children with SEND in an Early Years Setting
Block 6: EYSP 2: Lead practice in promoting well-being and resilience in children (Externally Set Research Project 1).
Block 7: EYSP 11: Lead and Manage a Team within the Early Years Setting and LM 502: Develop, Maintain and Use Records and Reports
Block 8: EYSP 12: Quality Provisions in Early Years Settings (Externally Set Research Project 2)
Block 9: SHC 52: Promote Professional Development and EYSP 13: Review own Knowledge of Learning and Development for Early Years Practice
Upon successful completion, learners can 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 area.
You can apply for management level roles in the sector.