The CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner aims to provide professional development opportunities for 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 learners in both their daily practice and theoretical understanding.
Upon achievement of the 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.
The qualification covers a range of early years topics at Level 4, including enabling children to learn, working with families and other professionals and implementing change, as well as specialist areas such as physical activity and nutrition and special educational needs.
Learners will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.
Course Intake : September, January and April
Qualification Structure: Learners must achieve 5 mandatory units while undertaking a total qualification time of 196 hours. The total guided learning time is 151 hours.
This qualification will be assessed using an e-portfolio of evidence.
This qualification provides progression 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 (England) if the learner is in a management position.
It will also prepare learners for further study of early years in higher education