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:

  • 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 Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development qualification consists of the following three units:

  • Leading child-centred practice
  • Theoretical frameworks for leadership and management
  • Understand how to lead and manage effective team performance

Qualification structure

To achieve the Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development qualification learners must achieve 60 credits in total. All units in this qualification are mandatory.

Assessment

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development qualification is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.

For the external assessment learners must successfully complete:

  • A project that contains a series of tasks based around a proposed change to practice

 

For the internal assessment learners must successfully complete:

  • A series of tasks, involving both oral and written responses

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 Professional Practice in 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.

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Key Documents

Qualification Handbook

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Assessment Pack

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Centre Readiness Presentation (February 2020)

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Course Materials

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Webinar Recordings

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Webinar: Winter Network: Level 4 and Level 5 Qualification Suite Click here to view
Presentation PDF: Winter Network: Level 4 and 5 Qualification Suite Click here to view


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