NVQ Level 5 Childcare
The NVQ level 5 childcare courses are provided by the CACHE, which is a government association for awarding the child care related qualification certificates. These courses have been set out for the professionals working in the post of senior practitioner in the child care and education providing organization. The managers in such jobs dealing regularly with the child care services can also apply for the entrance in this course to expand their area of knowledge about the child care and children’s education services. In this course the candidates will have to most precious thing that is the national recognition as a certificate which will be most preferable to the employers in case if they apply for jobs in any organization.
The candidates who have admitted in these NVQ level 5 childcare courses will have to study some mandatory units such as providing protection and safeguard facilities, management of care services, providing support for the development service, contribution to the broader activities such as changing the programs and recruitment procedures, making conformity of quality system and the pace of flawless improvement of quality maintenance, development and carrying out of policies, promotion and development of good practices, and managing caring service etc. In these NVQ level 5 childcare courses there are some pathways to be adopted optionally by the candidates such as the management, residential services, and advanced practicing etc. The management units will be much helpful for those working as an assistant manager or deputy manager. The residential services will be helpful for the learners who are responsible for the management of residential services for the children. The advanced practicing will let the candidates to develop their career objectives as senior practitioners in childcare service.
Formally there are no entry requirements asked by the institutions providing the NVQ level 5 childcare training programs but in order to take the load of work as well as study the candidates must be at least 18 years old. The institutions recommend that having a level 3 course done the candidates will have an advantage to learn the course contents easily than those who have not been to such courses before. Another recommendation of the institutions identify that the NVQ training programs are consisting of practical learning based contents, so being engaged with any organization in such position where the candidates can implement their learned things will stimulate their learning process.
The candidates will have to prepare a portfolio report on the basis of their experiences at their work place, so that the assessors will be able to identify what competence the candidates have acquired in this course. After all the evaluations if the assessors feel gratified then they will issue an NVQ level 5 childcare certificate for those candidates with greater competencies.