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Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5

Details of standard

CMN has collaborated extensively with the Early Years Sector specialists TLC to develop the current delivery model of the Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship, designed by TLC in partnership with the childcare industry.

Having drawn extensively upon the expertise provided by TLC, in their position at the heart of the childcare sector, CMN is able to deliver this Apprenticeship standard.

Occupational profile

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in their setting. They lead on the operational aspects of this provision and are typically responsible for leading other practitioners.


The apprenticeship will typically take 24 months to complete.


This apprenticeship standard is at Level 5.

Mandatory Qualifications

If Level 2 English and Maths have not already been achieved, these will be studied alongside the main Apprenticeship and must be completed before taking the EPA.

Knowledge and Skills – Reflective practice and CPD, Health and wellbeing, Health and Safety, Leadership, Child Development and much more!

Behaviours – care and compassion, honesty, trust, positive work ethic, commitment and professional practice.

A Personal Development Programme will also be undertaken.

Career progression

Progression onto higher level Early Years training is available.

To sign up for the Early Years Apprenticeship, contact CMN on

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