This qualification is ideal if you’re already working in the Early Years sector in a managerial role, want to develop your career or increase understanding through professional development opportunities.
The course covers a range of topics, including:
• quality environments
• early years pedagogy
• care routines
• professional development
The course is delivered via a blended learning method, which will include some online learning and face-to-face delivery sessions.
The course will take 18-24 months to complete.
All units will be internally assessed using an externally set and internally marked Assessment of Learning. EYSP 2 and EYSP 12 must be assessed using an externally set and internally marked task. A range of methods can be applied to other units, which could include: direct observation of practice, professional discussion, work product or a portfolio of evidence.
On successful completion, you can work as an Early Years Senior Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce across the private, voluntary and independent sector, or progress to Higher Education in a relevant subject area.
Need to know…
You must be 19 years or over and have a relevant Level 3 Early Years qualification.
To be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills, you will need to be working in the role of Leader, Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner.
You must have GCSE grades or equivalent in Maths and English.
The coursework for this award will be completed electronically. You will need access to a internet enabled PC or laptop with Microsoft Windows or Apple software to access the portfolio system required for the course evidence. Please talk to a member of the SS&L team if you do not have access to any of these devices.
Applicants for this course may be eligible to apply for an advanced learner loan. Find out more about fees and funding.
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