Course Details

This Level 4 qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for those practitioners working in the early years workforce at Level 3. This qualification will embrace the wealth of experience of the Level 3 early years workforce, and challenge practitioners in both daily practice and theoretical understanding. You will be set assignments and tasks, which you will then work on as home study and submit as planned with your Assessor. Learners can progress to a Level 5 qualification, such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

Entry Requirements

As this is a work-based qualification, learners must be employed in an Early Years setting at Level 3 to complete this qualification.

Career options

The qualification will prepare learners for further study of early years in higher education. Learners could progress to the following job roles and responsibilities: Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) or Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator (PANCo), and will support your CPD.

Early Years Advanced Practitioner CACHE Level 4 Certificate

Five highlights

  • 1 Work based learning with workshops and Assessor support
  • 2 Friendly and professionally experienced Assessors
  • 3 Access to Adult Learning Loans to fund tuition fees
  • 4 Provide professional development opportunities experienced practitioners
  • 5 Studies to improve daily practice and theoretical understanding

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • CCH L4 Cert Early Years Adv Practitioner


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Course code Location Course length Start date
HCR458CD1A Chichester Campus Flexible Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

Learners will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities. Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be equipped as an Advanced Practitioner. The Advanced Practitioner will use crucial leadership skills to mentor others across all roles and responsibilities in the early years workforce: Enabling children to learn; Promoting health and well-being through physical activity and nutrition co-ordination (PANCo) in the early years; Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability; Working with families and other professionals in early years settings; Implementing change in an early years setting incorporating a small scale research project.

How will I be taught?

You will attend 'half termly' workshops in the college with themed sessions based on the advanced skills in teaching and learning. There will be an agreement set up between students and their work place to support their needs and facilitate the last terms work which will involve research within your work place and implementing some change in the light of what you have found.

How will I be assessed?

The whole qualification is assessed on a portfolio of evidence and this portfolio of evidence will be collated over the period of learning.

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