Level 5 Diploma for the Qualification facts
(Early Years Educator)

Awarding Body: CACHE (Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education)

Course Summary

The aim of the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in 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 practice 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:

  • quality environments
  • early years pedagogy
  • behaviour
  • care routines
  • professional development
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • safeguarding
  • inclusion
  • development
  • play for learning
  • partnership working
  • the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • leading and managing
  • health, safety, and well-being
  • roles and responsibilities.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners already working in the early years sector in a managerial role as well as learners that may wish to develop their career or increase understanding through professional development.

Entry requirements

Learners must be aged 19 or over.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

To be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills, 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 responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner.

How long does it take to complete?

This qualification will take approximately 18–24 months to complete.

How will I be assessed?

  • A series of practical assessments
  • A portfolio of evidence over the duration of the course

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

Upon successful completion, learners can work as an Early Years Senior Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce across the private, voluntary, and independent sector or progress to Higher Education in a relevant subject area.

Please contact for price – 12 months interest free is available