Level 5

Early Years Senior Practitioner Level 5 Diploma HTQ

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
£4670 * Online Learning
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
£4670 * Online Learning


This level 5 Diploma in Early Years will support leadership and management skills within Early Years and the knowledge and skills relating to the Early Years practice.

The Early Years Senior Practitioner will be a positive role model for the team. Through clear leadership and effective management, the Senior Practitioner will support and promote best practice within legislative requirements to enable quality provision. Working collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals and parents/carers the Senior Practitioner engages and motivates all involved for improved outcomes for babies and children.

This qualification is suitable for learners already working in the early years sector in a managerial role, as well as learners that may wish to develop their career or increase understanding through professional development.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
  • Maths and English at Grade C / Level 4 or above
  • Working in the role of leader, deputy or manager in an appropriate setting.

Course Structure

  • Quality Environments
  • Early Years Pedagogy
  • Behaviour
  • Care Routines
  • Professional Development
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • Safeguarding
  • Inclusion
  • Development
  • Play for Learning
  • Partnership Working
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Leading and Managing
  • Health, Safety and Well-being
  • Roles and Responsibilities

Assessment & Feedback

  • Direct observation of practice
  • Professional discussion
  • Work product
  • Portfolio of evidence

Course Cost

Advanced learner loan may be available

Adult, part_time_evening: £4670

National Skills Fund

This fully-funded course is available to any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or two full A levels.

19 to 23 year olds will continue to be eligible for their first full level 3 via the adult education budget, and for any additional qualifications made available through this offer.

Part time – 6 hours per week;
3 hours one evening a week online and 3 hours of independent study at a time convenient to the learner.

What Next...

Progression within the workforce or to Higher Education in a relevant subject area.