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Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner (Level 4)


Type: Part Time

Subject: Childcare, Health and Social Care

Level: 4

Start Date: 15 September 2021

Fee: 811

Course Length

34 weeks – workbased


Level 4

Who is it for

This course is suitable for learners aged 18 and over, who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and specialist skills for use in their current role, or in preparation to take on a specialist role such as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator or a Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator. It would also suit learners who want to progress to further learning to take on a position of leadership within the setting.

What will I need

You will need to hold a Level 3 Early Years qualification and be employed in an early years setting.

What is covered

The content covers the age range from 0–5 years and includes the following areas:

– Enabling children to learn
– Promoting health and wellbeing
– Special educational needs
– Working with families implementing change

Learners will develop and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work–based learning opportunities.

How is the course assessed

There will be 4 mandatory 3 hour workshops to attend. Internal assessment approach: Work–based Portfolio of Evidence arranged to reflect application of theoretical knowledge in practice with clear expectations of engagement with statutory frameworks.

What can this course lead to

This qualification will prepare learners for study at a higher level, for example a Foundation Degree in Early Years.

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