Course Information

City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Childrens Care, Learning and Development (Advanced Practice) (Wales and Northern Ireland)


Level 5


This Diploma is aimed at people’s who are working with children and young People’s from 0-19 years. The qualification meets the minimum standards for managing Child Care settings as set out in DHSSPS Child-minding and Day Care (Children under 12). It is designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills including those relating to leading teams and managing resources within children and young People’s settings.


Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

Additional Information

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

People’s must achieve a minimum of 90 credits from mandatory and optional units delivered over two years to pass this qualification. For example: Support Children's Care, Learning and Development in the Early Years; Understand Children and Young Person's Development; Lead Practice that Supports Positive Outcomes; Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support Safeguarding; Professional Practice in Children's Care, Learning and Development; Develop Health, Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices; Work in Partnership in Children and Young People’s Settings; Promote Professional Development; Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Lead and Manage a Team within a Children and Young People’s Setting.

Assessment Method

The primary assessment method for this competence-based qualification will take place in the workplace under real work conditions, using observations and professional discussion by a qualified assessor and/or testimony from an expert witness. A portfolio of evidence will provide written evidence for assignments, self-reflective accounts and the implementation of new programmes within the setting.

Progression Opportunities

This course provides for progression in your employment or into Higher Education. This course meets the minimum standards for managing Childcare settings as set out in DHSSPS Child-minding and Day Care (Children under 12).

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Entry Requirements

This qualification is for senior practitioners who are managers, deputy managers or assistant managers working in Early Years settings or Children and Young People’s settings. People’s must hold a minimum Level 3 qualification in Childcare or extensive experience working with children. International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Further Information

Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2018
Day: Monday
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £0.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 25
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