Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development

Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development 

This qualification aims to prepare learners for a managerial role, by developing the knowledge requirements that underpin leadership and management within the Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development sector.

Who is this Qualification for?

This is a knowledge-based qualification for learners employed within the Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development sector. This qualification provides a ‘stepping stone’ opportunity for learners wanting to progress to Level 5. This qualification is primarily for those in paid or unpaid employment or who have access to a work placement, in regulated childcare settings with families and children under the age of 8 and NHS children’s services for those working with families and children 0 – 19.

This qualification is designed for learners to develop the key knowledge and understanding that underpins leadership and management in the Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development sector. Learners are required to complete this qualification prior to taking the Level 5 Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualification

What are the potential job roles for those with this qualification?
  • Day Care Manager
  • NCMA Network Coordinator
  • Nursery Manager
  • Nursery Practitioner
Mandatory Units
  • 405 Leading child-centred practice
  • 406 Theoretical frameworks for leadership and management
  • 407 Understand how to lead and manage effective team performance
Optional Units

You will not be required to complete optional units with this qualification.

Certification Gained
  • Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development Level 4
  • Essential Skills – Application of Numbers Level 2
  • Essential Skills – Communication Level 3
What are the benefits of this qualification?

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development provides the knowledge to help managers take their first step into a leadership role, and for progression on to:

Level 4 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development with Specialism.

Level 5 Leadership and Management of Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice providing the learner is in a suitable job role opportunities for further study and professional training are being explored with universities across Wales.

Qualification Time

Completion of this qualification is a maximum of 24 months.

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund

Sirius Skills is a training company providing a full range of services to businesses and people that support growth and development. Started in 2010 by founders Claire and Mark Woods, Sirius Skills now offers QCF Delivery Support from level 2-5 across a range in various areas.