This qualification is designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to leading teams and managing resources within Children and Young People’s settings. This will confer occupational competence to work in a senior practitioner or supervisory role. Candidates will attend college for three hours per week.
Updated April 2018
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 a 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.
The qualification is made up of ten mandatory (Group A) units with a total credit value of 52. It also includes a range of optional units (Group B/C). Learners will need to achieve all the mandatory units and then complete 28 credits from the choice of option units to bring the total credits achieved to a minimum of 80.
Competence is assessed is via assignments and assessment in the work setting. This course is also offered as a Higher Apprenticeship.
Learners can complete additional units to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) Wales and Northern Ireland.
This is a two year course which runs for one evening per week, Tuesday 6pm - 9pm