City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Advanced Practice): 80 Credits ( 6008165X)

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The Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce covers a wide range of subjects, depending on the options you choose. Topics include:
  • Understanding child and young person development
  • Context and principles for early years provision
  • Promoting the well being and resilience of children and young people
  • Supporting children and young people to achieve their education potential.
These are work-based qualifications and you will be assessed whilst working with children, young people, their families and colleagues. You must be working in a real child care setting on a full time or part time basis and in paid or voluntary work. The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England) is the ideal qualification if you work as a senior practitioner, deputy manager or assistant manager within Early Years and Children and Young Peoples’ settings, including:
  • Integrated children’s centres
  • Approved home care
  • Out of school settings
  • Day nurseries or crèches
  • Family centres
  • Cylchoedd meithrin
  • Playgroups.
The City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce has two pathways Management or Advanced Practice. You can take one pathway then 'top up' to do the other pathway. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce - Early Years (Management - Top Up Route): 90 Credits (60081661) For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section. http://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/children/children-and-young-people/4227-children-and-young-peoples-workforce#tab=documents      

City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years (Management): 90 Credits (60081661)

Written by John Shaw on . Posted in Childcare, Courses

The Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce covers a wide range of subjects, depending on the options you choose. Topics include:
  • Understanding child and young person development
  • Context and principles for early years provision
  • Promoting the well being and resilience of children and young people
  • Supporting children and young people to achieve their education potential.
These are work-based qualifications and you will be assessed whilst working with children, young people, their families and colleagues. You must be working in a real child care setting on a full time or part time basis and in paid or voluntary work. The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England) is the ideal qualification if you work as a senior practitioner, deputy manager or assistant manager within Early Years and Children and Young Peoples’ settings, including:
  • Integrated children’s centres
  • Approved home care
  • Out of school settings
  • Day nurseries or crèches
  • Family centres
  • Cylchoedd meithrin
  • Playgroups.
The City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce has two pathways Management or Advanced Practice. You can take one pathway then 'top up' to do the other pathway. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce - Early Years (Advanced Practice - Top Up Route): 80 Credits (6008165X) For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section. http://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/children/children-and-young-people/4227-children-and-young-peoples-workforce#tab=documents

City & Guilds Level 3 (Technical) Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator VRQ): N/K Credits (60131172)

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You will be required to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of early years education and care, including that you can support and promote children's early education and development, plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school, make accurate and productive use of assessment, develop effective and informed practice, safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children, work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals. These qualifications are suitable for progression into employment as an Early Years Educator or for progressing into Higher Education.

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator): 64 Credits (60131184)

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You will be required to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of early years education and care, including that you can support and promote children's early education and development, plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school, make accurate and productive use of assessment, develop effective and informed practice, safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children, work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals. Entry requirements ( correct at time of publishing April 2014): From 1 August 2014 government funding of early years educator training courses through the Skills Funding Agency will require GCSE English and mathematics, grade A*-C, on entry. Functional skills will not be accepted as equivalent to GCSEs. Training providers will be required to confirm learners' prior achievement of this and record it in the learning agreement before enrolling learners onto an Early Years Educator programme. Education Funding Agency-funded learners Learners aged 16-19 funded by the Education Funding Agency will not require GCSE English and mathematics grade A*-C prior to commencing their Early Years Educator qualifications. However the expectation is that they should be offered or encouraged to take up GCSEs as part of their study programme. From 2016/17 learners will need to have completed or be studying GCSE English and mathematics for their study programme to be funded. Self-funded learners Self funding learners will not be required to have achieved GCSE English and mathematics  grade A*-C before commencing their Early Years Educator qualification. However, if learners who complete the Early Years Educator qualification do not achieve a minimum of grade C English and mathematics at GCSE they will not be able to be counted towards a nursery's ratios at Level 3.

City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ (QCF) Certificate in C & Y P W: 35 Credits (50094579)

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The certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce is a generic qualification that will be relevant across the Children and Young People's Workforce in England. It is mapped to the CWDC Induction Standards and the Children's Care Learning and Development National Occupational Standards. To achieve the certificate you must gain a minimum of 35 credits; 31 credits will come from the mandatory group of units and 4 credits from the optional, group B units. This qualification meets the needs of learners who work in a wide range of children and young people’s settings that cover an age range between 0 – 19 and is appropriate for those with roles such as care worker, child-minders, nursery nurse, Sure Start assistant, after school assistant, where the following principles are underpinned:
  • The welfare of the child is paramount
  • Practitioners contribute to children’s care, learning and development and this is reflected in every aspect of practice and service provision
  • Practitioners work with parents and families who are partners in the care, learning and development of their children and are the child’s first and most enduring educators