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Step into Management in the Early Years Sector

This course supports the upskilling of anyone who is in a supervisory and/or management role in the early years sector. This will help you develop some key tools and competencies needed to manage and lead others.
6 weeks
Online Learning

This course takes approx. 6 weeks to complete (dependant on commitment) and is delivered in a variety of ways such as taught workshops virtual sessions, self-study and activity/assessment completion.

Download the course flyer here.


On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Leadership. 


Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management

This qualification is aimed at practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team to achieve clearly defined outcomes.

To achieve this qualification you must complete two units:

  • Principles of Management and LeadershipThis unit focuses on effective management and leadership approaches and the ways organisations operate.
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Results - This unit has been developed to support managers in understanding the nature of teams in the workplace, and how these can be managed to achieve results.





  • 6 half-day tutor-led workshops (1 per week)
  • 4 hours of self-study per week to complete assignments and research


  • 6 half-day drop-in sessions are available for extra support (1 per week)

Interested? Click on the 'Apply' button at the top of this page.

To apply for this fully funded course, you must live or work within the Greater Manchester area and be employed in an early years setting.