NVQ Level 5 Higher Diploma in CYPW

Take the next step in your career with JAM Training & Education

If you’re a early years professional looking to take the next step in your career, our NVQ Level 4 for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce (CYPW) will provide you with the specialist skills and managerial proficiency which you will need to excel.

Designed with your needs in mind, the course is completed and assessed through your workplace activities and tasks set by your assessor. You will be given full support and guidance along the way.

Open to individuals who are currently working in a specialist or senior role in a early years setting, our NVQ Level 4 is ideal for those who want to develop their specialist skills or wish to move into a more senior management role.

For more information about JAM’s NVQ Level 5 read the answers to our frequently asked questions.


Why should I choose to study my NVQ Level 5 in CYPW with JAM?

JAM Training & Education specialises in childcare training, consultancy, and pre-school education.

With hands-on experience as trainers, consultants and carers, it is essential that we have complete and up-to-date knowledge of all the latest childcare practices and regulations. As such, you can trust us to deliver you the most comprehensive and relevant training in childcare.

Being an independent NVQ trainer in the Lambeth and Southwark area, as well as covering many other London boroughs, we are able to offer you a localised and personal training experience. We will visit you on-site throughout your course, and ensure that you are supported at every stage of your NVQ.

Who can apply for this course?

The NVQ Level 4 in CYPW is open to childcare professionals, such as managers, lead / senior practitioners, peripatetic advisors, and support workers.

What will this course qualify me to do?

The NVQ Level 4 in CYPW is for childcare managers and specialists, looking to take the next step in their career.

CYPW roles at Level 4 include:

  • Area SENCO
  • Centre manager
  • Childminding network co-ordinator
  • Nursery manager / deputy
  • Pre-school advisor
  • Senior practitioner

Are there any entry requirements for this course?

Childcare professionals wishing to apply for the NVQ Level 4 in CYPW must have 2-3 years experience in a nursery environment, and be currently working as manager, deputy and / or senior supervisor, with responsibility of managing a staff team.

How long will it take me to complete this course?

Our NVQ courses are unique – we like to tailor your course to meet your particular needs, and to set the course to your own pace. It will take 12-15 months to complete this course.

As the NVQ is a work-based qualification, you will continue working throughout the duration of the course, and our peripatetic assessors will visit you on-site to assess your work.

How are courses taught? Will I have to attend tutorials?

To complement the practical side of the NVQ Level 4 in CYPW, we deliver one-to-one tutorials, which cover this high-level of childcare theory. One of our trainers will visit you at your workplace, once a month, to cover a unit of the course.

What course materials will I need?

JAM will provide you with a folder of relevant material.

How will I be assessed?

The majority of the assessment for the NVQ Level 4 in CYPW is carried out by our peripatetic assessors, who will visit you at work and observe your general workplace activities, such as staff appraisal, staff meetings, and curriculum meetings.

There are also some knowledge-based question assignments, which you must complete in your own time.

How is the course structured?

The certificate comprises 12 mandatory units, plus a choice of optional units. You must complete all 12 units to attain your certificate. These units include:

  • Communication
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Personal development
  • Health and safety
  • Child development
  • Safeguarding
  • Partnership
  • Creative development

Do you provide support throughout the course?

At JAM we have several accredited trainers and assessors of NVQ Level 4 in CYPW, who will support and encourage you throughout the course. You will also be assigned a mentor from your workplace to advise and guide you on your activities, as and when you need it.

Fees and Funding
The NVQ Level 4 in CYPW fee is £2360, with a £200 registration fee.

How do I apply for the NVQ Level 4 in CYPW?

To apply for the NVQ Level 4 in CYPW please contact us