Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate
About this course
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.
This qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for professionals working in the early years workforce at Level 3. You will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as you complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.
The programme is aimed at learners looking to develop leadership and specialist skills for use in their current role, or in preparation to take on a specialist role such as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator or a Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator. It would also suit learners who want to progress to further learning to take on a position of leadership within the setting.
The content covers the age range from 0-5 years and includes the following areas:
• 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
What are the entry requirements?
Learners must be at least 18 years old and hold a full Level 3 early years / childcare qualification.
Learners are required to be employed in an early years setting at Level 3 to complete this qualification
This qualification will be assessed using a 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). It will also prepare learners for further study of early years in higher education.
Where can I learn more?
For more information on gaining your Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner at Dudley College please contact the Student Services team at email@example.com or phone 01384 363 363.
All courses are run subject to numbers, although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information shown above, Dudley College reserves the right to amend the content/arrangements therein as deemed necessary.
All fees quoted are normally per year, are the “standard” prices only and may be subject to change without notice. This applies to those who have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course, for a purpose other than full-time education.
Exceptions to the ”standard” prices may apply - see below for details and how to find out more:
- Students under 16 years of age - contact the 14-16 Centre Manager on 01384 363 208.
- Students aged 16-18 are not usually required to pay course fees on full or part-time courses. Contact the admissions team on 01384 363 333 for further details.
- Non-standard UK/EU/EEA residents and international students - contact the international office on 01384 363 356 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you may be asked to complete an initial assessment for any course that Dudley College offers.
* Statistics from undergraduate induction survey 2013-14.