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Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development

Level 4

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is knowledge-based and is for experienced staff who wish to develop their leadership potential in order to progress to a leadership and management role within the Childcare sector. Being knowledge based, learners can complete this qualification before they have attained a leadership role.

The qualification is suitable for:

  • experienced staff in employment in the Childcare sector who want to develop their leadership potential

  • learners who have successfully completed the following qualifications or recognised equivalents:
    • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
    • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
    • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory
    • legacy qualification listed in the Social Care Wales – Qualifications Framework for Social Care and Regulated Childcare in Wales

 

What will the qualification cover?

The qualification content is in the process of being finalised. The following themes are likely to be included in a leadership and management knowledge context:

  • promoting rights of children
  • theories and practice
  • managing performance in childcare

 

Qualification structure and assessment

The final structure will be confirmed shortly.

This qualification contains both internal and external assessments. Internal assessment will use continuous assessment and the external assessment will include a holistic project.

What could the qualification lead to?

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development provides the knowledge to help managers take their first step into a leadership role, and for progression on to:

  • Level 4 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development with Specialism
  • Level 5 Leadership and Management of Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice providing the learner is in a suitable job role

Opportunities for further study and professional training are being explored with universities across Wales.

Contact us

There are no documents available for this qualification at the moment.

The latest information Professional Development events and learning opportunities will be available here from autumn 2018.

You will be able to see details on how to find a centre here.

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