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      CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services

      This qualification is for practitioners who have experience of working in a children and young people’s setting and already hold a level 3 qualification.

      This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in children and young people’s services.

      Course Details & Delivery

      Areas of Delivery: UK

      Credit value: 90 credits

      Length of course: The full diploma can normally be completed within 12 -18 months. We anticipate the course will take between 429 and 629 learning hours including time spent in your setting.

      Cost of Course: £1,950 (flexible finance schemes are available, please contact 0208 986 9008 for more information)

      CACHE Level 5 Course Content

      The online delivery includes a portfolio of evidence (online coursework). Learners also receive ongoing email and telephone support.

      For Early Years practitioners (except those working in residential children’s care) there is a choice of two pathways for this award, outlined below:

      The Management Pathway

      The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

      The Advanced Practice Pathway

      The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework.


      Working with your assessor, you will have to show evidence that you can meet the outcomes using a variety of methods including being assessed by your assessor, work products, written evidence, projects, previous training or verbal discussions. There are a range of mandatory units which everyone must complete and the optional units allow you to tailor the course to meet your needs and interests.


      Candidates need to be at least 16 years of age and currently working in a setting in a professional capacity (this can be home-based) with children between 0-5 years of age (this includes children in the Reception year of school). The work can be unpaid/voluntary as well as paid work. 

      The course will usually take between 12-15 months to complete. 


      Learners can enrol and start the course at any time. If you require further information or wish to book please call 0208 986 9008 or email: info@babyem.co.uk


      I have learned a lot from the course I have done. I was enrolment was straightforward and quick. I was provided with one to one support throughout, and in addition to the face to face visits, I was easily able to contact my assessor by email, phone and SKYPE which was reassuring, especially as I was juggling children. Well on my way to gain a nursery nurse qualification.

      Debra Calomey, 2015

      Babyem staff are always helpful and professional! My assessor was excellent, she marked my assignments promptly offering helpful feedback.

      Ruth Corbin, 2015