Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner
The aim of the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in the early years and the knowledge and skills relating to the 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 practices 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.
The areas covered in this qualification include:
early years pedagogy
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
play for learning
the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Must be over 18 years at the time of application and who have previously achieved a level 3 qualification. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but as a learner you will be ideally to be working with an organisation or role where they can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge. Alternatively, you could draw on previous experience within an organisation or use an organisation you are familiar with.
- IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
- Pass 5 GCSE subjects or equivelant
Learners should be age 18 and above. It is also recommended to have Level 2 in English and Mathematics.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
Learners need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. In order to study for the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner, learners will need to be working in the role of Leader, Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out the responsibilities associated with these roles.
- Manage care routines for children
- Model positive behavior in the early years
- Lead children’s early education and development
- Developing children’s emergent literacy skills
Assessment will take place via externally set and internally marked tasks. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own
This course gives you the opportunity to start developing your career with dedicated career development support in addition to your online tuition.
- On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
- You may wish to further your studies by taking on academic professional qualifications.