This is a knowledge-based qualification for learners employed within the Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development sector. This qualification provides a stepping stone opportunity for learners wanting to progress to Level 5.
This qualification is primarily for those in paid or unpaid employment or who have access to a work placement, in regulated childcare settings with families and children under the age of eight, and NHS children’s services for those working with families and children 0 – 19.
This qualification is designed for learners to develop the key knowledge and understanding that underpins leadership and management in the Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development sector. Learners are required to complete this qualification prior to taking the Level 5 Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualification.
Candidates will attend college for three hours per week.
Added September 2021
There are no formal entry requirements, however learners will need to show evidence of ability of an appropriate level. Learners will need to have a minimum of one year, post Level 3 qualification experience. Experience of working in a supervisory role will be required as candidates must show competence in both knowledge and skills.
Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development will enable learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding within a children’s care, play, learning and development setting.
Units covered include: Leading child-centred practice; Theoretical frameworks for leadership and management; Understand how to lead; and Manage effective team performance.
In particular, learners should be able to demonstrate that they:
- understand a range of leadership and management concepts, theories and techniques
- understand different leadership and management styles and how these influence practice within services
- understand how to lead child-centred approaches in practice
- are able to work as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers to make informed judgements which includes using and interpreting data
- have an awareness of how to lead, manage and improve service within children’s care, play, learning and development.
Competence is assessed via assignments and assessment in the work setting.
This qualification will allow learners to progress within employment or on to further learning via the following consortium* qualification:
Level 5 Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
*The consortium consists of City & Guilds of London Institute and WJEC, who work jointly to develop and deliver all of the qualifications in the Health and Social Care and CCPLD suite.