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Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner

The aim of this Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in early years, and develop your knowledge and skills relating to the early years practice.

This qualification is suitable for learners already working in the early years sector in a managerial role, as well as learners that may wish to develop their career or increase their understanding through professional development. Age ranges covered by the qualification is Birth to 7 years.

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.

Along the way our friendly tutors will also be an amazing source of knowledge. They all have years of industry experience and will work to ensure that you’re able to reach your goals and achieve all the success you deserve.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.

Be sure to read our How to Apply - Hopwood Hall College and University Centre page which will help you with any questions you may have and also details when you should apply by.

Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner

The aim of this Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in early years, and develop your knowledge and skills relating to the early years practice.

This qualification is suitable for learners already working in the early years sector in a managerial role, as well as learners that may wish to develop their career or increase their understanding through professional development. Age ranges covered by the qualification is Birth to 7 years.

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.

Along the way our friendly tutors will also be an amazing source of knowledge. They all have years of industry experience and will work to ensure that you’re able to reach your goals and achieve all the success you deserve.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.

Be sure to read our How to Apply - Hopwood Hall College and University Centre page which will help you with any questions you may have and also details when you should apply by.

Entry Requirements

In order to study for the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner, you will need to be working in the role of a Leader, Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out the responsibilities associated with these roles.

You must be aged 19 or over and hold a full Level 3 relevant qualification. You will need to hold a Grade 4/C in GCSE English & recommended Grade 4/C Maths (or working towards).

Details

Subjects and topics that the course covers

  • 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

All units will be internally assessed using an externally set and internally marked Assessment of Learning. EYSP 2 and EYSP 12 must be assessed using an externally set and internally marked task. A range of methods can be applied to other units, which could include direct observation of practice, professional discussion, work product or a portfolio of evidence.

Course fees: £4,670

Staff credentials: The academic HE staff team on the programme has vocational experience in the early years and a proven academic ability, making them ideally placed to help the student apply theory to practice. The staff educational profile includes a Masters Degree in Education & Foundation Degree Early Years Childhood Studies qualifications, as well as all staff have a recognised teaching qualification. One member of staff is a qualified EQA.

Expected workload: 5 hours per week on campus in tutorials, face to face lecturers, seminars or workshops. Students must be working in the sector in for a minmimum of 12 hours a week. The quailifcation is a combination of practice & theory and studnets will be assessed on practice in the work setting.

Additional costs:

Progression

Upon successful completion of this course, you can work as a Senior Early Years Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce across the private, voluntary and independent sectors. Alternatively, you can progress to Higher Education in a relevant subject area.

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