The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) are the ideal qualifications if you work as a senior practitioner, deputy manager or assistant manager within Early Years and Children and Young Peoples’ settings, including:
This qualification has been designed to:
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care, Learning and Development are the ideal qualifications if you work as a senior practitioner, deputy manager or assistant manager within Early Years and Children and Young Peoples’ settings, including:
This qualification has been designed to:
Contents and structure:
This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care in England. The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) is specifically designed for learners wanting to work in Adult Social Care in England in the following roles:
Learners may progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
Compulsory topics include:
• child development
• professional development
• safeguarding children
• diversity, equality and inclusion
• positive behaviour and transitions
• working in partnership
• promoting children’s speech, language and communication
• theories underpinning practice
• supporting children’s activities.
Note: Level 3 Early Years Educator Literacy & Numeracy Consultation – government response
The Department for Education has now published the outcomes of the recent consultation into the literacy and numeracy requirements for Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) staff In England.
The requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators to hold an approved English and mathematics qualification has been broadened to include other suitable level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills. This will take effect from 3rd of April 2017. This means that GCSEs are not the only qualifications which will be recognised as meeting the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) requirement to count in staff:child ratios and be recognised as Early Years Educators in the workplace. The revised Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) will come in to force from the 3rd of April 2017 and is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2
The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) are new qualifications designed to support learners who want to work in a care or management role in residential childcare and who have not previously achieved an existing relevant qualification. From 05 January 2015 learners who want to work in residential childcare will need to register on one of these two Diplomas.
What do the qualifications cover?
The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Adult Care Settings in England. The qualification is linked to the Lead Adult Care Worker Trailblazer Apprenticeship and is applicable to variety of roles, where workers have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and /or a level of supervisory responsibility for others such as:
This qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies with optional specialisms which can be are combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners.
The content of the mandatory units covers person centred approaches, communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, handling information, duty of care, responsibilities of the role, safeguarding, and, health, safety and wellbeing.
The optional units are designed to meet the requirements of a range of Adult Care services and to support the delivery of the Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard.
Unit 366 Knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of a lead adult care worker will be particularly useful for those learners completing this qualification as part of an apprenticeship.
This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care within a role which has some autonomy, delegated responsibility or where there may be a need for supervision of others.
Learners can progress to the City & Guilds level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (4222‐34) or the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Care (3080‐50) providing they are in an appropriate job role. Opportunities may also be available to progress to an apprenticeships for the Lead Practitioner In Adult Care or Leader in Adult Care, or to higher education programmes, providing all entry requirements are met.
The Government has introduced these loans to help learners, aged 24 and over (19 and over from 1st Augsut 2016), in further education pay the college or training organisation fee. For full details read the learner fact sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Learners, which you can download at nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advancedlearningloans