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CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Management)

This qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in children’s care, learning and development. It confers occupational competence to work in a management role within a regulated Early Years setting. All students in this course may be eligible for Higher Level Apprenticeship funding. Please speak to Tutors at interview in respect of the Higher level funding for this course.

Course Structure

This qualification is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in children’s care, learning and development in Wales and Northern Ireland who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

To achieve this qualification learner’s need to complete mandatory (M) and optional (O) modules to a credit value of 90. 

Year 1:

  • Support CCLD in Early Years (M)
  • Understand Children and young people development (M)
  • Lead Practice that Supports Positive Outcomes for Children and young people (M)
  • Develop & implement Policies & Procedures to support the Safeguarding of Children & Young People (M)
  • Professional Practice in Children’s Care Learning and Development (M)
  • Develop Health & Safety and Risk Management Policies in Health and Social Care or Children & Young People Settings (M)

Year 2:

  • Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children & Young People Settings (M)
  • Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication (M)
  • Promote Professional Development (M)
  • Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (M) Lead & Manage a Team within a HSC or C&YP Setting (M)
  • Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care or Children & Young People work settings. (M)
  • Support Others to Promote Children’s Communication in an Early Years Setting (O)
  • Support others to promote children's physical development in an Early years setting (O)
  • Manage induction in health and social care or children and young people setting (O)
  • Manage physical resources (O)
  • Develop Procedures and Practice to Respond to Concerns and Complaints (O)



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Course Code: 72818

Contact Hours

Directed Study:

6 hours per week to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials

Personal Study: 

A further 8 -10  hours per week, on average, studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:

  • Level  3 Children's Care Learning & Development OR Health qualification
  • Working at a Deputy or Managerial level in a Regulated Early Years setting or have access to managerial duties at least 1 day per week in the above setting  
  • English GCSE/Essential Skills is preferred as desired criteria however, each candidate will be assessed on their own merit

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)


  • Successful completion of the admissions process


  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Candidates are assessed using a range of different methods primarily this will be assessment of occupational competence in the workplace through observations and candidates will submit a portfolio of evidence. Assessment will also include coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Where will it take me?

Candidates who successfully complete the program will have a Managerial qualification for the regulated Early years sector and recognised by the Sector skills Council.

Learners who achieve the Diploma could apply to progress to a Foundation Degree in a related discipline.

How will it make me more employable?

Candidates who successfully complete the programme will have a Managerial qualification for the regulated Early years sector and recognised by the Sector skills Council.


Learners who achieve the Diploma could apply to progress to a Foundation Degree in a related discipline. 

Additional Costs

Access NI clearance will need to be processed for each student at a cost of £33.



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.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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