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Level 4 in Management and Leadership

Professional Early Years Managers are key to managing team dynamics, equality and diversity, report development and the organisation’s culture, values and behaviour. The Level 4 Diploma framework provides a structured approach to the development of risk management and process review and quality assurance management. Furthermore, learners completing this Higher Apprenticeship can consider strategic analysis and decision making on such areas as staff turnover, service development, operational planning and the use of technology.

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Additional Information

Location: Work Based

Duration: 15 – 18 Months

Entry Requirements: Employees should hold a contract of employment and be employed for a minimum of 16hrs per week.

Employee progression: Successful employees could progress on to a higher level Management and Leadership framework.

Course Content

Example Units:

UNIT 24 – Prepare for and Support Quality Audits

This unit supports early years managers to understand quality standards applied internally and externally so that the setting can effectively participate in a quality audit and take corrective action where required.

UNIT 34 – Plan Change in own Area of Responsibility

The unit aims to develop a employees’s communication strategy and plan for change within their department and area of responsibility. Managers will consider how change is analysed by all team members and evaluate barriers to change, over coming resistance and reviewing feedback provided throughout the change process.


This qualification can be fully funded within an Apprenticeship framework and as a stand-alone qualification through the Advanced Learner Loan. Alternatively, this Level 4 is also available commercially as a stand-alone qualification.

Next Steps

1 – Contact us today to let us know that you are interested.

2 – We will arrange a time for one of our team to come and see you.

3 – Complete enrolment and book your first session.