Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner

CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner


The Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner qualification has been designed to support early years workers who hold a Level 3 early years or childcare qualification. The qualification provides an opportunity to build on your knowledge and understanding of early years practice, and develop skills that will promote quality, encourage leadership, prepare you for management responsibilities and allow for growth in coaching and mentoring others.

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Key facts

  • Start date: Ongoing
  • Duration: 12-15 months
  • Location: Workplace
  • Fees: This course is funded by the Advanced Learner Loan.

Your future

Whilst this qualification has been designed for practitioners in the early years workforce, learning at this level will help you to hone study skills to prepare you for further study at a higher level.  It is important to remember that individual universities will have their own entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Level 3 Childcare and GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or grade 4-9. Need to be currently employed in a relevant post.

Mandatory Units

  • Enabling children to learn
  • Promoting health and wellbeing 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

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