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National Professional Qualification in Early Years Leadership

National Professional Qualification in Early Years Leadership 
OneCornwall are delighted to be able to off an exciting opportunity for colleagues in Early Years. The DfE have announced a new fully funded National Qualification in Early Years Leadership, with the funding extending to Childminders, PVIs.  This qualification is fully funded, full details of the eligibility criteria can be found here

Is the NPQEYL programme for me?

This programme is for leaders qualified to at least level 3 with a * full and relevant qualification who are, or are aspiring to be: -

  • managers of private, voluntary and independent nurseries.
  • leaders of school-based or maintained nurseries.
  • childminders with leadership responsibilities.

Reception Teachers

As a reception teacher with an interest in progression in the Early Years the NPQEYL may also be relevant to you. We would suggest firstly looking at the content framework *here. This content framework underpins the NPQEYL and sets out what participants should know and be able to do after completing the course. Providers will use this framework to design their courses.

*‘Full and relevant qualifications’ are defined as qualifications that demonstrate depth and level of learning appropriate to specified outcomes of full early years, childcare or playwork qualifications. The qualification should have valid, reliable assessment and awarding procedures and must include an element of assessed performance evidence.

Join us for our information webinar on Thursday 7.7.22 at 3.45pm to find out more about the NPQEYL. Book a place here

If you are unable to join us but would like someone to talk to you, a group of colleagues or settings we are more than happy to arrange this. Please drop us an email at

You can find out more about this qualification by following the links below:

OneCornwall website 

DfE website

DfE NPQEYL core content framework