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NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner



The NCFE CACHE Level Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner is designed for those who wish to increase their skills and knowledge following the L3 Early Years Educator whilst working in early years settings. This course provides the knowledge and skills required by exploring the roles and responsibilities of an advanced practitioner in an early years setting looking for the next stepping stone onto becoming a senior practitioner or manager; or in preparation to take on a specialist role such as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator 

The qualification is accredited by NCFE Cache, a leading provider of vocational qualifications in the UK, and is recognised by Ofqual, ensuring that learners gain a qualification that is highly regarded by employers in the early years sector.


What does it cover?

This course is offered predominantly through online learning with tutor led elements. You will have access to a dedicated tutor who will provide support and guidance throughout your studies. You will also have access to a range of learning resources, including online study materials and assessment tools.

The course is designed to be flexible, allowing you to fit your studies around your work and other commitments. You will be required to complete 5 mandatory units. These mandatory units are:

Working With Others to Support Children With Additional Needs, Including Special Educational Needs and Disability(D/508/0930)

Enabling Children to Learn (H/508/0928)

Working With Families and Other Professionals in Early Years Settings (H/508/0931)

Promoting Health and Well-Being Through Physical Activity and Nutrition Co-ordination (Panco) in the Early Years(K/508/0929)

Implementing Change in an Early Years Setting Incorporating a Small Scale Research Project (K/508/0932)

These units are covered in depth, with a focus on developing practical skills that can be applied in the workplace.

Enrol today and take the first step towards becoming a qualified assessor in a vocational education and training setting.


How to enrol?

To enrol onto this course, either click apply and complete the form, or find out more on what options are available to finance the course.

This course can be paid for in 12x interest free instalments of £45 per month with a £107.92 deposit.

We have flexible instalment options or you can pay the full course fee upfront of £648 inc. VAT

Once you’ve completed the online form, our enrolment team will be in contact to discuss next steps and how to continue your enrolment.

I have gained so much knowledge about the different aspects of operational management and the theories that underpin leadership styles. It has helped me recognise the leadership style that I demonstrate and it has given me skills for managing conflict and how to set SMART targets which was something I wanted to develop. Ultimately it has helped me gain valuable knowledge on finance and project management which are vital for my future progression. 

Kelly, Level 5 Operations / Departmental Apprenticeship