Early Years Advanced Practitioner Level 4 (NCFE CACHE)

Course Details

  • Start Date
    Flexible
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
    NCFE CACHE
  • Cost
    £ 766.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Workplace
  • Who is this course for?

    This qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and over, who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner.

    It would be an ideal development programme for learners who are 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.

  • Course Description

    This course is an ideal programme if you are looking to develop leadership and specialist skills to use in your 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.


    This course has five units, providing the opportunity to build on your existing early years knowledge and understanding, and develop skills that will promote quality, encourage leadership, prepare you for management responsibilities and allow for growth in coaching and mentoring others.


    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

  • Teaching and Assessment

    There are no examinations on this programme. Instead we use an internal assessment approach. You will produce a work-based portfolio of evidence to reflect application of theoretical knowledge in practice with clear expectations of engagement with statutory frameworks. Attendance may not be required as the qualification can be delivered within your workplace. The awarding body recommends 7-10 hours independent study per week.

  • Progression Opportunities

    This qualification provides progression to a Level 5 such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

  • Entry Requirements

    • Aged 18+
    • Employed as an early years practitioner with Level 3 Early Years qualification.


    Informal interview required.