Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5

Expected course duration

15 - 24 months

Early Years Lead Practitoner Level 5

Course duration: 15 - 24 months

The Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 apprenticeship is the perfect programme for a senior practitioner looking to develop their leadership skills.

As an early years lead practitioner, you’ll have a leadership role within your setting and will support the operational delivery of quality care to young children within your setting.

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

- Lead practitioners
- Assistant nursery managers
- Pastoral care managers
- Early years officers
- Deputy nursery managers

Eligibility Criteria

- Meet apprenticeship funding eligibility criteria.
- Meet course suitability and initial assessment requirements in English and maths.
- To not already hold an early years qualification at level 5 or above.

Course details

Understand more about how the level 5 early years practitioner course is taught and what you can expect from our teaching…

During your apprenticeship you’ll learn the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to become a qualified childcare professional. To achieve this you’ll cover a variety of topics that include: 

As you approach the end of your apprenticeship, we allow for a six-month period for you to prepare for and sit your End Point Assessment (EPA). For this apprenticeship standard, you will be assessed in the following ways:

To make our apprenticeships as accessible as possible, all of our teaching is delivered online by our expert tutors. You’ll have access to our e-learning platform, Canvas, where you can access all of your lesson materials, additional resources and assignment submissions.

You’ll be supported by our team of expert tutors who have an employment background in childcare and can bring their experience to your education. 

Your role as an early years lead practitioner will take you to a leadership level in your childcare career. There are a range of pathways available to you upon completion to allow you to continue to progress in your career, some of which include:

Course benefits

Hover over the icons below to learn more about the benefits available to you as an AC learner…

Achieve an additional childcare qualification

You will also have the choice to complete the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner, alongside your apprenticeship.

Develop a broad range of industry specific skills

You'll develop a comprehensive and diverse range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours to support your professional development as an early years manager.

Access to extracurricular courses

You'll have access to a comprehensive and ever-expanding collection of extracurricular courses designed to support your personal and professional development. 

Exclusive apprenticeship discounts

As an apprentice, you'll get exclusive apprenticeship discounts on hundreds of highstreet brands with a TOTUM apprentice card and a free Student Beans account. 

Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5

Course duration: 15 - 24 months

The Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 apprenticeship is the perfect programme for a senior practitioner looking to develop their leadership skills.

As an early years lead practitioner, you’ll have a leadership role within your setting and will support the operational delivery of quality care to young children within your setting.

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

- Lead practitioners
- Assistant nursery managers
- Pastoral care managers
- Early years officers
- Deputy nursery managers

Eligibility Criteria

- Meet apprenticeship funding eligibility criteria.
- Meet course suitability and initial assessment requirements in English and maths.
- To not already hold an early years qualification at level 5 or above.

Course details

Understand more about how the level 5 early years practitioner course is taught and what you can expect from our teaching…

During your apprenticeship you’ll learn the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to become a qualified childcare professional. To achieve this you’ll cover a variety of topics that include: 

As you approach the end of your apprenticeship, we allow for a six-month period for you to prepare for and sit your End Point Assessment (EPA). For this apprenticeship standard, you will be assessed in the following ways:

To make our apprenticeships as accessible as possible, all of our teaching is delivered online by our expert tutors. You’ll have access to our e-learning platform, Canvas, where you can access all of your lesson materials, additional resources and assignment submissions.

You’ll be supported by our team of expert tutors who have an employment background in childcare and can bring their experience to your education. 

Your role as an early years practitioner can be just the start of a long-term career in the childcare industry. There are a range of pathways available to you upon completion to allow you to continue to progress in your career, some of which include:

Course benefits

Hover over the icons below to learn more about the benefits available to you as an AC learner…

Achieve an additional childcare qualification

You will also have the choice to complete the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner, alongside your apprenticeship.

Exclusive apprenticeship discounts

As an apprentice, you'll get exclusive apprenticeship discounts on hundreds of high street brands with a TOTUM apprentice card and a free Student Beans account.

Develop a broad range of industry specific skills

You'll develop a comprehensive and diverse range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours to support your professional development as an early years manager.

Access to extracurricular courses

You'll have access to a comprehensive and ever-expanding collection of extracurricular courses designed to support your personal and professional development. 

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

Eligibility criteria

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