NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner

NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner

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£1,800.00 £1,450.00
Option-2 Installment-Plan Initial-Deposit
09 Monthly installments of £150 (For UK students and companies we will charge 20 % VAT)




Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator



The aim of the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in the 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 practices 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.

The areas covered in this qualification include:
•quality environments
•early years pedagogy
•care routines
•professional development
•Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
•play for learning
•partnership working
•the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
•leading and managing
•health, safety, and well-being
•roles and responsibilities.

Delivery Methods

London College of Professional Studies provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and in class. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. Learners are able to:

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Teacher support
  • LCPS online  portal ( 24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal)
  • Assignments briefing
  • Excellent quality of study notes
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Online library.
  • Fully accredited UK courses
  • Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email ( Monday to Friday)
  • Proper support to our students until they completed the course.


Ncfe / Cache Ofqual regulated awarding bodies

NCFE Qualifications

NCFE Qualifications


The programme is available in 2 duration modes:

  • 18 Months
  • 24 Months

Course Delivery

  • Online

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 18 years old. It is also recommended Level 2 English and Mathematic

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Learners need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. In order to study for the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner, learners will need to be working in the role of Leader, Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out the responsibilities associated with these roles.


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

Module Structure

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of  90 credits from all 18 mandatory units.

This section includes mandatory assessments of learning, which identify how learners’ work will meet the requirements of each unit. There are also examples of what could be included as portfolio evidence. EYSP 2 and EYSP 12 have specified mandatory approaches to assessment; please refer to the Assessment of Learning for more guidance around these two units.

Unit title Unit type Level Credit
Manage care routines for children Knowledge/ Skills 5 5
Lead practice in promoting the well-being and resilience in children Knowledge/ Skills 5 7
Model positive behaviour in the early years Knowledge/ Skills 5 5
Lead activities, experiences and educational opportunities to promote children’s speech, language and communication Knowledge/ Skills 5 5
Lead children’s early education and development Knowledge/ Skills 5 4
Understand holistic child development from birth to 7 years Knowledge 5 6
Developing children’s emergent literacy skills Knowledge/ Skills 3 3
Developing children’s emergent mathematical skills Knowledge/ Skills 3 4
Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the safeguarding of children Knowledge/ Skills 5 6
Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in Early Years Settings Knowledge/ Skills 5 5
Champion equality, diversity and inclusion Knowledge/ Skills 5 4
Supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disability in an Early Years Setting Knowledge/ Skills 4 8
Work in partnership in Early Years Settings Knowledge/ Skills 4 4
Lead and manage a team within an Early Years Setting Knowledge/ Skills 6 7
Develop, maintain and use records and reports Knowledge/ Skills 4 3
Quality provision in Early Years Settings Knowledge/ Skills 6 5
Promote professional development Knowledge/ Skills 4 4
Review own knowledge of learning and development for early years practice Knowledge/ Skills 5 5


It is anticipated that learners will be able to progress within the Early Years Workforce or to higher education in a relevant subject area.




Who is it suitable for?

The aim of the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in early years and the knowledge and skills relating to early years practice. 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 their understanding through professional development.

Learners undertaking the qualification would be working in job roles such as:

  • Manager
  • Deputy Manager
  • Room Leader/Supervisor
  • Leader with designated area of

Upon successful completion, learners can work as a Senior Early Years Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce across the private, voluntary and independent sectors, or progress to higher education in a relevant subject area.

Ask Your Queries


  • What are the benefits of studying at the London College of Professional Studies?

    There are many benefits of joining LCPS. We offer free Induction and unlimited tutor support. Find out more by visiting our page: " Benefits of studying in LCPS"

  • What payment options do we offer?

    Paying in full is the easiest and most straightforward way to pay for your course. However, we realize that sometimes you may need a little help, that is why in London College of Professional Studies we offer our students the option of spreading the cost of studies up to 6 to 8 months.

  • Does the London College of Professional Studies offer recognized qualifications?

    Our courses that provide qualifications upon completion are accredited by established awarding organisations, to provide courses such as OTHM, QUALIFI and NCFE CACHE all these awarding bodies are Ofqual regulated.

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    Each independent awarding body performs detailed rigorous check to ensure our courses meets their high standards.

    Read each course page carefully and you can find more information underneath the ‘course outcomes’ section.

  • Study online?

    If you choose to study online, you’ll receive access to our exclusive e-learning portal which can be accessed 24/ 7 for the duration of the course, which has been accommodated with all your study materials, books and guidelines.

  • Is there a time limit for the completion of my course?

    We provide flexibility on the submissions means there is no deadlines to miss for the submission for each unit. You can also extent the total course duration but, it totally depends on you and your circumstances.

    Although our distance learning courses are time flexible, you have a certain time limit to complete your course. Check the course page under ‘course duration’ as it varies dependant on each course.

    We always allow plenty of time to complete a course, so you are able to study at a pace that suits you!

    You are also permitted to extend your course duration without any pressure however, you should inform your teacher and support team member that you want to extend or hold the course. Contact Student Support for more information on this matter.

  • How does a tutor support work when studying via distance learning?

    When you enrol onto your chosen course, you will receive your personal course supervisor details and Online portal access which you can access 24/7 for study at any time.

    You will have all the study notes, Assignment briefing, Online library and guidelines etc.

    The teachers will be there to support you with questions and for further explanations about your course, students can contact them via emails easily. Our teachers also conduct Virtual (online) meetings with students individually or in groups on (Zoom and Teams) for different courses including Education and training and Adult Care and Child Care courses.

    We also provide blended learning which is one of other option we offer to our students.

    If you have a question, just email your course supervisor and they will get back to you with help and support through email.

    Your course accessors will mark and give you feedback on your assignments. Will let you know about improvements you need to do.

  • How do I get my work assessed?

    When you will upload your assignment on the portal, it will be marked and returned to you.

    On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificate.


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