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Higher Level Apprenticeship in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development (Management)

Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development (leadership and Management) (Wales and Northern Ireland) is a nationally recognised qualification gained in the workplace

Course Structure

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care, Learning and Development (leadership and Management) (Wales and Northern Ireland) is a nationally recognised qualification. It is based on National Occupational Standards, which are standards written by employers and experts in your industry. Your qualification will show you are competent to lead and manage within childcare registered settings in Northern Ireland.   Diplomas are work based qualifications, so you should choose a qualification that best matches the type of work you already carry out, or expect to carry out in the future. Students should be in working in registered childcare setting in management capacity.    

* This course is delivered over 2 school years

Important Information: We do not open on Saturdays, this is for office admin purposes only.  This course only runs on a weekday.    

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Contact Hours

You must possess at least one of the following:  

  • 5 GCSE Passes grade c or above including Maths and English
  • Recognised Level 3 Child Care Award

* Minimum age entry 19 years old


You should be employed in a supervisory role at management level in a recognised registered childcare setting to apply for this course.    

Entry Requirements

This course will allow students to obtain recognised management qualification as per Northern Ireland social care Council recommendations and allow for progression to senior management roles in childcare settings.    

Alternatively, further study at a higher level may lead to jobs such as nursing, teaching and social work.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Students will have a Level 5 leadership and Management qualification enabling them to apply for senior roles in childcare settings

Where will it take me?

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods including observations, reflective accounts, and assignments. Practical assessment is undertaken in early years settings and you will build a portfolio of evidence. Modules are assessed through written coursework/assignments. 12 Mandatory units and optional units as per Awarding Body standards. Mandatory units

  1. Support Children’s Care, Learning and Development in the Early Years
  2. Understand Children and Young Person’s Development 35
  3. Lead Practice that Supports Positive Outcomes for Child and  Young Person’s Development
  4. Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support the Safeguarding of Children and Young People
  5. Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Learning and  Development
  6. Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies,  Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children  and Young People’s Settings
  7. Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and  Young People’s Settings
  8. Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication
  9. Promote Professional Development
  10. Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  11. Lead and Manage a Team within a Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting
  12. Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Work Settings  
How will it make me more employable?
Access NI clearance will need to be processed for each student at a cost of £33 (If not already have one done and is valid within the year).  
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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