The independent Nutbrown review of childcare qualifications in England identified a need to develop leaders and leadership within the early years sector and a lack of adequate progression opportunities. Cathy Nutbrown’s view was supported by the Government in its reply, entitled More Great Childcare.
To meet this need and respond to employer demand, City and Guilds has launched the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years).
This new qualification is the only specialist level 5 designed especially for senior early years practitioners. It will allow forward thinking settings to invest in future leaders and develop best practice in leadership and childcare.
PBD worked closely with City & Guilds in developing the new early years level 5 and is delighted to be the first training provider to offer it, at the very competitive price of £1,750 – including all registration and certification fees, software licences, training and assessment. Multiple registration discounts are available to settings – just ask us for details.
Key benefits include:
- Choose from two pathways: management and advanced practice
- Develop your understanding of key leadership and management concepts
- Extend and enhance your skills in communication, child development, developmental theory, safeguarding and other areas
- Delivered and assessed in the workplace by qualified, experienced trainers
- No time off needed to attend college or classes
- Complete assignments at your own pace
For more information, or to register for the new early years specialist level 5,
contact PBD on 01440 731731 or visit www.pbdevelopment.co.uk/level5.
A note about alternative qualifications
Now that a specialist years qualification is available, City & Guilds believes that it should no longer be necessary for aspiring early years leaders to take alternative level 5 qualifications such as the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children & Young People’s Services. While this qualification may contain some common units, it is essentially a care qualification and is designed for use in residential and domiciliary care services, respite services, adoption and fostering.