NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Northern Ireland)

27 Jan 2021

We currently offer the NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Northern Ireland) (603/6040/9) qualification, which is aimed at those in a Deputy Manager/Manager role.
The minimum entry requirement for age is 19 and a Children’s Care qualification at Level 3 is recommended but not a requirement.  Learners must be in a position that enables substantial opportunity to lead and manage services and teams over the duration of the qualification.
This qualification is not suitable for childminders or those undertaking a placement.
This qualification has been designed to:

  • Provide a broad understanding of the early years and childcare sector in Northern Ireland, to develop and enhance the practical skills and knowledge required to lead and manage these services;
  • enable learners to make an informed assessment of their own aptitude for work in this sector and to make informed decisions about their own careers, and that of others;
  • encourage learners to reach a level of knowledge, practical and technical skills to lead high-quality services based on a culture of inclusive child-centred and rights-based care for children under the age of 12; and,
  • encourage learners to value continued learning, to remain in the learning process and to champion the continued professional development of others.

In summary, candidates are required to attend master classes which focus on best practice in the early year’s sector, these are held via Zoom once a month, so there is no requirement to attend one of our centres.  Participants are each allocated an assessor who supports them on a one to one basis to focus on areas of development and to achieve the award.  Our assessors use digital assessment methods which will reduce the volume of written work and ensures confidentiality throughout the process as no paperwork has to leave the workplace.

Start date - Wednesday 27th January 2021
Time - 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Cost - £1400 plus VAT (payment plans available)
Location - Online


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Northern Ireland) (603/6039/2)

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in children’s settings, including early years. Learners qualified at Level 3 may work as Room Supervisors, Team Leaders or deputise for the leader working under the supervision of the Manager.
It is suitable for those who wish to work, or are working at an unsupervised level, in children’s care, learning and development in Northern Ireland.
The qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualification for all new practitioners for registration and regulatory requirements in Northern Ireland.

Start date - Wednesday 20th January 2021
Time - 6.00pm - 9.30pm
Cost - £1200 plus VAT (payment plans available)

Location - Online

Funding may be available for individuals under the age of 25 who are employed for 21 hours or more per week.


Paediatric First Aid Programme

Upon completion, a participant will have an understanding of, and be competent to deal with, a wide range of medical issues that can arise when working with babies and children. The course will meet the current legislative first aid requirements. Participants will understand how to deal with a range of medical issues including

  • Initial assessment
  • Resuscitation for babies up to 1 year old; children 1 to 8 years old; and people over 8 years
  • Choking in babies and children
  • Recognising the dangers in an emergency situation
  • Casualty management
  • Managing an incident
  • Recognising and responding to types of children’s injuries (such as fractures, bleeding, eye injuries, stings, burns and scalds, poisoning, bites, unconsciousness, shock, anaphylactic shock, electric shock and head, neck and back injuries)
  • Recognising and responding to childhood illnesses, including febrile convulsions, extreme heat exhaustion, extreme exposure to cold, epilepsy, asthma, eczema, diabetes and meningitis
  • Contents of First Aid Box
  • Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents
  • How to use an EPI Pen

On completion of the full programme, candidates will receive a certificate of completion and accreditation.

Dates - 27th Jan, 3rd Feb (via zoom) 10th Feb (practical)
Time - 6.00pm - 9.00pm each evening
 - £70 + VAT per person

For more information call Cathy on 07308 232 416 or email

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