Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner (Level 4)
Type: Part Time
Subject: Childcare, Health and Social Care
Start Date: 15 September 2021
34 weeks – workbased
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.