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Level 5 Childcare Course

Level 5 Childcare Course

Level 5 Childcare Course

How Will The Level 5 EYLP Course Impact My Future?

Professional Qualification

At the end of your course, you will be a professionally recognised Early Years Lead Practitioner!

Career Development

You will be equipped with a comprehensive set of early years practitioner skills and in-depth sector knowledge.

Earning Potential

With higher qualifications that are recognised by Ofsted, your earning potential could increase.

Is The Level 5 Childcare Course For Me?

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If you are currently in a senior role, reporting directly to the head of the setting and responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development, and also lead on the operational aspects of the setting, then the level 5 childcare course will be ideal for you.

You will be a proactive practitioner, working directly with children, and skilfully leading the day-to-day practice at an operational level.

You will also be an effective role model of play-based learning, and actively encourage your team to develop their own skills and qualifications.

Is The Level 5 Childcare Course For Me?

A woman helps a young child under 5 write a message.

If you are currently in a senior role, reporting directly to the head of the setting and responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development, and also lead on the operational aspects of the setting, then the level 5 childcare course will be ideal for you.

You will be a proactive practitioner, working directly with children, and skilfully leading the day-to-day practice at an operational level.

You will also be an effective role model of play-based learning, and actively encourage your team to develop their own skills and qualifications.

Is The Level 5 Childcare Course For Me?

A woman helps a young child under 5 write a message.

If you are currently in a senior role, reporting directly to the head of the setting and responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development, and also lead on the operational aspects of the setting, then the level 5 childcare course will be ideal for you.

You will be a proactive practitioner, working directly with children, and skilfully leading the day-to-day practice at an operational level.

You will also be an effective role model of play-based learning, and actively encourage your team to develop their own skills and qualifications.

About The Level 5 Childcare Course

The course is made up of 16 mandatory 'occupational duties' - all of which much be achieved to pass this course.

You will find details of the duties below.

During the course, you will learn how to develop high quality childcare environments that are continuously evaluated.

You will lead on the operational aspects of your setting and will be responsible for leading other practitioners on aspects and environments such as:

  • Communication and Language,
  • Planning and Assessment,
  • Forest School,
  • Physical Activity
  • and Nutrition.

Great news - there are no classes to attend at a college, but you will be required to attend master classes using the virtual classroom access we provide, plus face-to-face teaching and learning sessions, where applicable.

You will have regular contact with your Parenta tutor either remotely or face-to-face to observe you at work and check you’re fulfilling the course requirements.

Your tutor will set you course work to complete on OneFile our e-learning platform and will agree submission timings with you.

It is important that you meet your submission deadlines to ensure you complete your qualification on time.

As you will have discovered in any previous apprenticeships and as with anything worthwhile, this course will require you to dedicate some of your own time to it.

The average duration of the course will be 25 months in total, if you are working full time, but afterwards you will have the fantastic feeling of being a professionally recognised Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner and an accomplished senior member of the team.

You will be assigned your own tutor to support you throughout your qualification, however you may be required to do some independent learning. 

The Course Is Made Up Of 2 Parts, As Follows:

Main part of the course – 20 months.

The occupational duties are based around your skills, knowledge and behaviours which you develop throughout your apprenticeship. Complete Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, English and maths Functional Skills (Level 2).

Part 2 is in 2 sections - duration 5 months.

1. Preparation for your End Point Assessment - this is called Gateway. You will be required to upload evidence of your work from your online portfolio.

2. End Point Assessment (EPA) consisting of 3 assessments - an observation with questions; a professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence; and a case study with report and presentation and questioning.

As with any previous apprenticeships, you will be assessed through a mixture of 'at home' and 'at work' tasks which you must provide evidence for on your online portfolio.

Before this happens, your tutor will talk to you to find out what learning style suits you best and tailor your assessments around it.

At home:

  • Writing from personal experience
  • Self directed study on key areas within the themes
  • Reflections on how you dealt with past events
  • Attend online masterclass sessions every 4-6 weeks - this can be at home or during your working hours, as long as it's paid time
  • Professional discussions with your tutor. This can be at home or during your working hours, as long as it’s paid time

At work:

  • Functional Skills sessions and exams (if applicable) will need to be completed, in addition to your main knowledge, skills and behaviours virtual sessions.
  • Observations of your work practice by your tutor
  • Professional discussions with your tutor (these can
  • also be done at home over the phone), as long as it's paid time
  • In addition there will be work based tasks to complete following on from live sessions
  • Attend online masterclass sessions every 4-6 weeks. This can be at home or during your working hours, as long as it’s paid time

As part of your Level 5 Childcare Lead Practitioner course, you’ll benefit from phone and email support from your Parenta tutor if there’s anything at all that you need help with.

Parenta Learner Testimonial: Level 5 Childcare

"Superb Tutor..."

"I had a superb tutor, nothing was ever too much trouble and she praised and showed interest in all aspects. She gave me great feedback and supported me through all my assignments and observations, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me through it."

Hayley A - Received 5th June

"Always Kind..."

"Parenta is very good at what they do. They have effective tutors that's one on one and they always move at your speed so you never fall behind. They are always kind and supportive, you can always go to them for help. They also make sure that you're not struggling with both learning and working and that you have a good balance. And they give you all the knowledge and skills you need to know to be the most confident in the job you want to do."

Jack L - Received 5th June

"Distinction..."

“I completed my course today earning a distinction with the help and support of my lovely tutor. She supported me every step and gave me the confidence and belief in myself to push through!”

Becky L - Received 4th June

Parenta Learner Testimonial: Level 5 Childcare

"Superb Tutor..."

"I had a superb tutor, nothing was ever too much trouble and she praised and showed interest in all aspects. She gave me great feedback and supported me through all my assignments and observations, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me through it."

Hayley A - Received 5th June

"Distinction..."

“I completed my course today earning a distinction with the help and support of my lovely tutor. She supported me every step and gave me the confidence and belief in myself to push through!”

Becky L - Received 4th June

"Always Kind..."

"Parenta is very good at what they do. They have effective tutors that's one on one and they always move at your speed so you never fall behind. They are always kind and supportive, you can always go to them for help. They also make sure that you're not struggling with both learning and working and that you have a good balance. And they give you all the knowledge and skills you need to know to be the most confident in the job you want to do."

Jack L - Received 5th June

Level 5 Childcare Course - More Information

Level 5 Childcare Course - More Information

Level 5 Childcare Course - More Information

What Does Ofsted Say About Parenta Training?

 

Learn from childcare experts and tutors "that have extensive and current vocational knowledge."

Parenta tutors help expand your knowledge and understanding by delivering "well-planned and carefully structured lessons."

What Does Ofsted Say About Parenta Training?

 

Learn from childcare experts and tutors "that have extensive and current vocational knowledge."

Parenta tutors help expand your knowledge and understanding by delivering "well-planned and carefully structured lessons."

What Does Ofsted Say About Parenta Training?

 

Learn from childcare experts and tutors "that have extensive and current vocational knowledge."

Parenta tutors help expand your knowledge and understanding by delivering "well-planned and carefully structured lessons."

Early Years Lead Practitioner: Handy Guides Written For You

Budgeting and money skills

Early Years Lead Practitioner: Handy Guides Written For You

Budgeting and money skills

Level 5 EYLP Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you do not need to have a Level 3 Childcare qualification. However, you do need to be currently working as a senior practitioner, deputy or manager of an early years setting.

Now that you have fine-tuned your practical leadership, and management knowledge - and possess a Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner qualification - you will be able to move up in your childcare career into higher management roles within an early years setting.

Parenta is a leading training provider in the Early Years sector. We support thousands of learners completing their childcare qualifications across the country every year, by providing innovative learning resources and tutor support. Our objective is to get you qualified in a way that suits you.

There are two ways to register your interest in starting a course with Parenta. Either complete the form on an individual course page or call 0800 002 9242 to speak with one of our friendly training advisers.

Yes. We offer flexible e-learning solutions that allow you to fit study around work and social commitments. You’ll also have access to online training resources and full support from your tutor, providing an ideal approach for you to gain your qualification.

The work involved varies depending on each individual course. You will be assigned your own tutor to support you throughout your qualification. However, you may be required to do some independent learning.

On average, the tutor will visit your setting every 8 to 10 weeks.

All our tutors are contactable via our head office address, their mobile phone or e-mail address, the information you’ll be provided with during the enrolment process. You can also use our online learning platform to contact your tutor at any time during your course.

This depends on your chosen qualification - it can vary from 6 months to 25 months, longer if you are studying part-time. Please see your desired course page for further information.

The majority of our courses are fully funded and most of our learners don’t pay a penny for their training. However, this isn’t guaranteed, and the amount varies depending on applicable funding streams. A training adviser will talk you through your funding application during the course registration process.

The cost depends on the qualification applied for and your local authority. If you wish to find out how much your course may cost without funding, please call 0800 002 9242.

Yes. All childcare courses are accredited and therefore recognised by Ofsted.

An apprenticeship covers additional work skills beyond the standard childcare qualifications. The skills and knowledge gained from an apprenticeship can be transferred into any professional sector, providing a better scope for career progression. To hear about the full benefits of completing an apprenticeship, please call 0800 002 9242.

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