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September 2 Years Level 5 Full-Time Bede Campus University Level Qualification Apply Enquire
Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

The qualification consists of 18 mandatory units that are all externally set and internally marked. Learners will produce a portfolio of evidence that will cover the following key topics:

- Quality environments
- Early years pedagogy
- Behaviour
- Care routines
- Professional development
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
- Safeguarding
- Inclusion
- Development
- Play for learning
- Partnership working
- The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- Leading and managing
- Health, safety and well-being
- Roles and responsibilities

The programme will run 5pm-9pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Bede Campus.

The aim of the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in early years education, as well as the knowledge and skills relating to 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.

Learners undertaking the qualification would be working in job roles such

- Manager
- Deputy Manager
- Room Leader/Supervisor
- Leader with designated area of responsibility

There are 18 mandatory modules, including:

- Managing care routines for children
- Leading practice in promoting well-being and resilience in children
- Modelling positive behaviour in the early years
- Leading activities, experiences and educational opportunities to promote children’s speech, language and communication
- Leading children’s early education and development
- Understanding holistic child development from birth to age 7
years (includes Developing emergent literacy skills / Developing emergent mathematical skills)
- Developing and implementing policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children
- Develoing health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in early years settings (includes championing equality, diversity and inclusion)
- Supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in an early years setting
- Working in partnership in early years settings
- Leading and managing a team within an early years setting (includes developing, maintaining and using records and reports)
- Quality provision in early years settings (includes promoting professional development)
- Reviewing your knowledge of learning and development for early years practice

What’s next?

On completion of this course, you could progress to Higher Education in order to achieve a full degree, or gain employment in a leadership or management role within the early years education sector.

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