Childcare & Early Years
  • Location
    Off Site
    1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018

* People in receipt of certain state benefits may be entitled to a reduction in fees. Please call our Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344

Summary of course

The qualification will help you to develop and enhance the practical leadership and management knowledge and skills required to manage change, lead service improvement and to embed best practice models. You will develop higher level thinking skills including reflection and critical analysis, this will also assist you to establish good practice and knowledge in relation to needs based assessment planning.

You will develop the following skills through a combination of off-the-job training and workplace training:

  • How to develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Develop systems to better promote communication.
  • How to effectively lead and manage a team in your setting.
  • Create a more in-depth knowledge of developmental and learning theory

The units you will study are likely to include:


  • Supported Children's Care, Learning and Development in the Early Years;
  • Understand Children's and Young Person Development;
  • Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for child and young person development;
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children and young people;
  • Professional practice in children's care, learning and development;
  • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people's settings
  • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people's settings;
  • Use and develop systems that promote communication;
  • Promote professional development;
  • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • Lead and manage a team within health and social care or children and young people's setting;
  • Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people's settings;

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:

Awarding Body specification.

What's next? Honours degree in Early Years or Early Years Professional Status.

How is the course assessed?

You will complete a range of assessments, these will include:

  • Producing a portfolio that demonstrates the skills and knowledge you have gained and how you applied them at work

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for you if you work as a Manager or Deputy Manager in a childcare environment, where you care for and support children and young people, birth to five years old.

Entry Requirements for new students

In order to meet the requirements of this qualification you will:

  • Be employed in a childcare setting as Manager or Deputy Manager
  • GCSE grade 4 (C) or above in maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Attend a College interview
  • Complete assessments in English and maths

Course fee information

We are planning to offer this programme from September 2018. The full details for the 18/19 academic year will be available on the College website from the beginning of July 2018. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us or complete our easy online enquiry form.


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