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Childcare – NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner

Course Code: 77015-01

For students aged 19 and over who wish to take the next step in their employment and progress within the field of early years, this is the perfect course for you.


Cost19+ TBC
When September/October 2020 Duration1 Year
LevelLevel 4AttendancePart time

This course would suit any 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.

Please note that this course will be run one night a week on a Monday.

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 changes

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

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.

Classrooms, lecture theatre practical workshop in College, plus observations in childcare settings.

Suitable for learners aged 19 and over, who are currently employed or volunteering as an early years practitioner.

You might like to continue your education with us at Keighley College by undertaking a Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning. There is also the opportunity to further your learning elsewhere within Early Years Education.

Although the qualification will not be eligible for UCAS points, it could provide evidence for a personal statement to enable mature students to enter Higher Education.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the ability to apply for job roles such as:

1, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) – for staff who are undertaking the responsibility of SENCO in the setting.

2. PANCO (Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator) – for staff who are undertaking the responsibility of PANCO in the setting

3.Internal progression at higher level including those with management responsibilities.

4.Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities.


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