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Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development Level 5 Available in Welsh

Level 5
Two years
Welsh delivery
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


This two year apprenticeship is designed to equip leaders and managers in the field of child-centric environments with the essential skills, knowledge, and strategies needed to excel in their roles.

  • Year 1: Preparing for Leadership and Management in CCPLD
  • Year 2: Leadership and Management in CCPLD

Key information

Learners must attend an interview with the childcare team and course offers will be subject to a short literacy screening test.

You must be employed in a management position in a relevant childcare setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

If you do not have the relevant qualifications in English and Mathematics (GCSE Grade C or above), you will need to study essential skills as part of your apprenticeship framework.

The course is delivered over two years, through face-to-face lecturing at our Tycoch Campus for one evening a week. Students will be taught by lecturers with field experience who can support your learning and assessment process. Learners will also be offered a wealth of online learning materials which can support you to further develop your knowledge and skills in your own time.  


Gain an understanding of leadership fundamentals  Learn effective management techniques Explore stages of child development and play based learning  Understand the legal and regulatory frameworks  Master communication skills  Explore strategies to create inclusive practice.


Learners will develop critical thinking skills to address challenges and adapt to evolving situations Discover avenues of personal growth as a leader and manager in CCPLD  Equip yourself with a recognised qualification that opens doors to leadership roles in various child-centred organisations. 


The course is assessed through a number of different class-based tasks with a mixture of internally and externally assessed tasks.

This course is ideal for individuals who lead and manage in children's care, play, learning, and development environments, including:  

  • Childcare Centres
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Child Development Specialists
  • Play Therapists
  • Education Administrators.

Students are assigned an assessor who will support you throughout your time on the programme. You will have access to a range of facilities and support services at the College to aid your learning experience.