QCF Diploma Child Care Level 5

The Level 5 Diploma in Childcare is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others with an extensive understanding of the chosen pathway subject. The course is for senior practitioners in a leadership and management role who work within childcare settings including day nurseries, creches, playgroups and pre-school settings.

The programme focuses units on both care and managing to ensure that students are able to fulfil a managerial level role with an extensive understanding of the chosen pathway subject. The course also ensures that students are aware of, and maintaining any legal requirements with which they must comply.

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QCF Diploma Child Care Level 5 Summary

Pathways Available:

  • Level 5 CYP Advanced Practice
  • Level 5 CYP Early Years Advanced Practice
  • Level 5 CYP Management
  • Level 5 CYP Early Years Management
  • Level 5 CYP Residential Childcare

Mandatory Units

Delegates must complete all of the units in Group A in order to gain the necessary 24 credits for this section.
Delegates must complete all of the mandatory units in order to gain the necessary 64 credits for this section.

  • 501: Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication.
  • 502: Promote Professional Development.
  • 503: Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • 504: Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings.
  • 505: Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings.
  • 506: Understand Child and Young Person’s Development.
  • 507: Lead Practice That Supports Positive Outcomes for Child and Young Person Development.
  • 508: Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support the Safeguarding of Children and Young People.
  • 509: Lead and Manage Group Living for Children.
  • 510: Lead and Manage a Team within a Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting.
  • 511: Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings.
  • 512: Lead Practice in Promoting the Well-Being and Resilience of Children and Young People.

Optional Units

As well as the mandatory, delegates will also have a list of optional units, from which they must complete 16 credits worth. These optional units allow delegates to tailor the QCF to suit their chosen pathway.

Further Information

Assessment

Our QCFs are completed via e-portfolio, but all students will be assigned a dedicated assessor who will be on hand to provide support throughout the QCF via phone and email. The assessor team is there to help students work to the work to the best of their ability and complete the QCF in good time.

This evidence is usually collected via experience gained in the delegate’s workplace whilst they perform their usual working role and will cover a series of both competence and knowledge based units.

Requirements

As assessment takes place in the workplace, students must be employed in a relevant vocational setting in order to enrol on the course.

Duration

Students can complete their QCF in a time that suits them as we do not have a set frame that students must adhere too. That being said, a good target time for completion time is around 9-12 months, although many of our students complete much sooner.

If a student needs to put their QCF on hold, we do require a letter of commitment to the QCF so that they may return to the programme at a later date.

DURATION

This course takes approximately 12 months to complete on average

CERTIFICATION

Delegate will be issued with a life-long qualification

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