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Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare

Qualification title: Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare
Qualification type: Vocational Related Qualification
Level: 5
Accreditation status: Accredited
Credit Equivalency: 120
Qualification number (RQF): 610/0226/4
Progression routes: A Qualifi Level 6 qualification or directly into employment in an associated profession.
Availability: UK and international
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Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare
Course Overview

The purpose of the Diploma is to provide recognition for those who wish to develop their own abilities in teaching and assessing learners competently in a regulated environment. It is envisaged that all Qualifi centres will provide learners to further their knowledge of assessing to provide consistent, standardised assessment reports and appropriate feedback to learners.

The qualification will enable Learners to become independent, self-directed learners with tools and motivation to continue learning, developing and reflecting on practice throughout their careers.

Learners who successfully complete this qualification will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Whilst doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in Early learning and Childcare and demonstrate them in their practice.



  • Management of children’s care
  • Children’s well-being and resilience
  • Positive behaviour in early years
  • Child development and communication skills in early years



  • Managing children’s holistic development in early years
  • Developing children’s literacy skills
  • Developing children’s mathematical skills
  • Safeguarding in early years
  • Health and safety in early years
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in early years
Learning Outcomes
  1. Theories, principles and models in Early learning and Childcare, such as in relation to learning, communication, assessment, curriculum development and evaluation, and how to apply them to own practice.
  2. Teaching, learning and assessment techniques in Early learning and Childcare, such as roles, responsibilities and relationships, using initial and diagnostic assessment to agree individual learning goals with learners, planning and delivering inclusive teaching, creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive teaching and learning environment and assessing learning.
  3. An understanding of professionalism and the influence of professional values in Early learning and Childcare, the policy context of Early learning and Childcare, the impact of accountability to stakeholders and external bodies on Early learning and Childcare, the organisational context of Early learning and Childcare and how to contribute to the quality improvement and quality assurance arrangements of an organisation.
Entry Requirements
  • The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the qualification will be through centre interview and learners will be assessed on an individual basis.
  • This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 and above. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Teaching. Centres are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners. Applicants need to demonstrate the potential to study at minimum academic Level 5 – the same level of study as the second year of a degree course. There is also requirement for a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice which must include working with groups and different practice requirements for each unit in this qualification
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