Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate Level 4 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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.

This course has five units, providing the opportunity to build on your existing early year’s 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

This is the perfect course to help students hone their skills to prepare them for further study at a higher level, within the specific sector of early years.

It would also suit learners who want to progress to further learning to take on a position of leadership within the setting.

Assessment Methods

Internal assessment approach: a work–based Portfolio of Evidence arranged to reflect application of theoretical knowledge in practice with clear expectations of engagement with statutory frameworks.

Progression Options

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.

Course Summary

Course Title Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate Level 4
Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years of age. You need to be employed in an
early years setting and working as a Level 3 Practitioner.

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‘The course provided me with the opportunity to understand my son’s condition and how best to support him and other individuals with disabilities that I work with’

- Rebecca, Understanding Autism, Level 2 Distance Learning

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