NCFE Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner L4

What is the course about?

This course has been developed in response to changes in the early years sector, which now requires a cultural and behavioural shift in an effort to develop sustainability in the early years workforce. The course provides a natural progression route for level 3 practitioners who are employed within an early years setting, who want to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) at level 4. It is a work based qualification that provides professional development opportunities. The course has five mandatory units entitled:-

>> EYAP 1 - Enabling children to learn
>> EYAP 2 - Promoting health and wellbeing through physical activiity and nutrition co-ordination (PANCo) in the early years
>> EYAP 3 - Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability
>> EYAP 4 - Working with families and other professionals in early years settings
>> EYAP 5 - Implementing change in an early years setting incorporating a small scale research project. 

Course details

Course code: SCOUC 604AA

Start DateEnd DateDurationTimesLocationTypeDays
10 Jan 2017 4 Jul 2017 26 Weeks 5pm - 9.30pm Stanmore College Main Site Part Time Tues

Entry requirements

   >> Employed within an appropriate Early Years setting
   >> Hold a full level 3 Childcare qualification
   >> Aged 18 years or over
   >> Interview and a written assessment will also be undertaken                                                                                          

Aims of this qualification

This qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of key subject areas, for example:

>> Holistic learning of babies and children from birth to five years of age
>> Statutory planning and monitoring requirements in your own country
>> The benefits of physical activity, and the importance of diet, to the health and well-being of babies, children and their families
>> Effective inclusion of children in early years settings
>> The responsibilites of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) within the early years settings, to promote children's learning and development
>> Statutory requirements for working in partnership with families
>> How effective partnership working with other professionals can improve the care and development of babies and children in own setting
>> Reflection on practice, and using current research to produce recommendations for improvements to your own setting

What can it lead to?

Successful completion can provide progression to a level 5 qualification such as the level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Young People's Services.
It can also be a useful opportunity to prepare for further study in Higher Education.

How will you be assessed?

This qualification will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence

Is there an interview?

Yes

Equipment required?

An A4 lever arch file for portfolio building