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City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Childrens Care, Learning and Development (Advanced Practice) (Wales and Northern Ireland)

South West College

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  • Qualification

    Dip HE - Diploma of Higher Education

  • Location

    South West College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

This Diploma is aimed at those working with children and young People from 0-19 years, concentrating on Early Years Practice. The qualification meets the minimum standards for managing Child Care settings as set out in DHSSPS Child-minding and Day Care (Children under 12). It is designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills including those relating to leading teams and managing resources within children and young people’s settings.

Assessment Method

The primary assessment method for this competence-based qualification will take place in the workplace under real work conditions, using observations and professional discussion by a qualified assessor and/or testimony from an expert witness. A portfolio of evidence will provide written evidence for assignments, self-reflective accounts and the implementation of new programmes within the setting.

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

This qualification is for senior practitioners who are Managers, Deputy Managers or Assistant Managers working in Early Years settings or Children and Young People’s settings. To be eligible you must hold a minimum Level 3 qualification in Childcare or have extensive experience working with children. Preference will be given to those that have GCSE English and Maths or equivalent. Students will be expected to achieve this by the end of the course if they do not already have it.


University information

South West College

  • Campus address

    South West College, Dugnannon Campus, Circular Road, Dungannon, Tyrone, BT71 6BQ, Northern Ireland

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