First Time Leadership

In this Level 4 lesson learners will explore the difference between leading and managing. They will consider the ways in which they can adapt from being a friend to a line manager. They will gain an understanding of the art of negotiation and look at their values and beliefs and how this affects their actions. Finally they will explore their ability to manage time effectively. Learners do not need to be working in a managerial role to complete this course but should be working as a member of a childcare setting team.

Learning outcomes:

Learner will learn about the dierences between leading and managing

Learner will learn ways in which they can negotiate with their team to achieve a win-win situation

Learner will learn about key skills associated with time management and get an opportunity to reflect on how they perform in this area

Learner will learn how a good leader can keep a sense of balance and evaluate the reasons for challenging circumstance

Advantages of this course:

Becoming a leader of a group of people for the first time means a number of changes, and this course offers information on how attitudes and behaviours may need to be altered in order to be an effective, efficient leader. This course introduces the problems of leading a group you were previously part of, the need to learn negotiation and time management skills, and the issues of dealing with stress. As a first time leader it is important to reflect on relationships and how they will change, and how personal values and beliefs will appear to others.

Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning. There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge


Our CPD short courses are written by occupationally competent professionals and each lesson combines filmed tutorials, reading activities, quizzes and good practice examples for an engaging learning experience.


Many of our courses are endorsed learning programmes (ELPs) by awarding body, CACHE


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