educators level5

Course Duration

course duration

Up to 18 months


Training Cost

No cost to the learner or the school. A Welsh Government and ESF funded qualification

Qualification Units

Qualification Units

Vocational, Theory and Essential Skills


course enrolment

Comprehensive enrolment process and support provided from a designated assessor


The Level 4 Diploma is a Higher Apprenticeship programme which is funded by Welsh Government. The programme aims to develop management and leadership skills and techniques through a mixed assessment approach, providing a qualification that is highly valued within education and internationally recognised across all sectors of industry.

Who is this qualification designed for ?

Middle managers with responsibility for substantial programmes and/or resources who are looking to progress in their career. It develops skills in relation to managing people, strategic planning, strategic change and designing business process to drive improvements and subsequently improve performance. The qualification is ideal for individuals who are just starting out within middle management or experienced middle leaders seeking to progress on to a more senior role.

Learner Benefits:

  • Enhance your understanding of specific leadership and management techniques to improve your practice and enhance school performance
  • Gain formal accreditation for skills you are already showing competence in, whilst developing new leadership and management skills
  • Enhance your CV for competitive advantage in the jobs market with a qualification that is transferable across all sectors of industry
  • Flexible learning approach, working around you and your commitments
  • No cost to you
  • Support from your dedicated assessor every step of the way
  • Evidence of taking ownership of your own professional development
  • Can lead to career progression
  • Strategic skills development

Organisation Benefits:

  • Develops employees’ management and leadership skills
  • Encourages strategic thinking which could aid and enhance efficiency and competitiveness​
  • A valuable personal development tool for staff which provides clear benefits to those who want to self develop or want career progression​
  • The ability to customise this qualification to your staff’s professional development needs and future career goals​

Elin Llyr, Deryn

"I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to develop their career and learn more about leadership and management"

Graham Stephans, Adapt (a Datapipe company)

"The Leadership and Management course offered by Portal has greatly assisted my continued professional development and will certainly help further enhance my career prospects"

Matt Anthony, Wales Pre-school Providers Association

"I relished the chance to up-skill to become a better leader for my team"