NCFE CACHE LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE
FOR THE EARLY YEARS
ADVANCED PRACTITIONER

Employability Sector

Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People, Early Years Educator

Level

Level 4
Diploma

Diploma Awarding
Body

CACHE NCFE Program

Programme
length

12 months

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS QUALIFICATION

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners 

– 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Learners must be 18+ and hold a full Level 3 Early Years/Childcare qualification.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

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

Fee: £ 811

it is funded via the advanced learner

WILL THE QUALIFICATION SUPPORT PROGRESSION TO FURTHER LEARNING, IF SO, WHAT TO?

Level 5 qualifications such as the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

This qualification will prepare learners for study at a higher level, for example a Foundation Degree in Early Years.

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.

WHAT JOB COULD THIS QUALIFICATION LEAD TO?

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

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

Internal progression at higher level including those with management responsibilities.

Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are aged 19 or above, you may qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan to help pay for your course fees. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4, will qualify for these loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,000 a year!

HOW IS THE COURSE TAUGHT?

  • Online lessons taught by a teacher face to face in a class with other learners every week.
  • Learners will be appointed a tutor for 1 on 1 support
  • Use of Online Portfolio
  • Practical Workshops Apply