NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children & Young People Services

The CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children & Young People Services (Management Pathway) provides the skills & knowledge needed to manage, practice & lead others in nurseries, children centres, kindergartens and early years settings.

Course Intake: September, January and April

Qualification Details: The CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children and Young People Services has a credit value of 90.
The Management pathway in this qualification is most suitable for early childhood centre managers and assistant managers who are looking to progress their career.

  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Managing Early childhood services
  • Supporting child development & working in partnership
  • Contributing to broader activities, change programmes & recruitment
  • Complying with local quality systems & continuously improving quality
  • Developing and carrying out policy and procedures
  • Promoting and developing best practice in an early childhood
  • Childcare management

  • Learning

    Learners must achieve 90 credits across a range of units.We use blended learning and assessment methods including an eLearning platform, support from a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals and interactive workshops. Learners also undertake a research project that develops their project and research skills and helps their academic writing and critical thinking skills.


    Units will be assessed using a range of assessment methods, including a portfolio of evidence and completion of tasks in the workplace.

    Learners who complete this qualification:

  • Will gain a Level 5 CACHE approved by KHDA
  • Will be qualified to work as a manager, deputy manager, or assistant manager in early years settings
  • Will gain the knowledge of children aged birth to 18 years
  • Will be able to progress to a Foundation Degree validated by Birmingham City University in the UK or a degree in a related area

  • Entry Requirements:

  • Learners must be at least 19 years old hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area
  • Learners must be currently working in a leadership or management role
  • Learners should have a laptop, internet connection and an email account
  • Learners should have good reading, writing communication in English
  • Learners must pass an entry test to be eligible for the course

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