Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate

Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate

Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate

Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate

Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate

Higher Education

Course Overview

This NCFE course will equip the learner to become an Advanced Practitioner; which is an important role model. They will be able to use crucial leadership skills to mentor others across all roles and responsibilities in the early year’s workforce, it will challenge them in both daily practice and theoretical understanding.

They will be provided with an opportunity to build on previous learnt knowledge and understanding of early years practice, and further develop skills that will promote quality, encourage leadership, prepare for management responsibilities and allow for growth in coaching and mentoring others.

Course Content

This Level 4 qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners working in the early year’s workforce at Level 3. This qualification will embrace the wealth of experience of the Level 3 early years workforce and challenge learners in both family practice and theoretical understating. 

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 5 mandatory units.which are:

  • Enabling children to learn
  • Promoting health and well-being through physical activity and nutrition co-ordination (PANCo) in the early years
  • Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Working with families and other professionals in early years settings
  • Implementing change in an early years setting incorporating a small-scale research project

Entry Requirement

The course is a work-based qualification for those who work in a suitable early years setting. Learners must be 18 or over and hold a Level 3 Early Years qualification.


Assessment is by the production of a personal portfolio of evidence demonstrating understanding and competence in the practice of the learning outcomes of the level 4 certificate. Learners must complete a selection of assignment tasks as part of their evidence.

The learner will be assessed in their workplace by a qualified business trainer/assessor.

Where does this course lead to

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to a Level 5 qualification 

 The qualification will also prepare learners for further study of early years in higher education. Learners could progress to the following job roles and responsibilities: 

  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) 
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator (PANCo) 
  • Internal progression at a higher level, including those with management responsibilities 
  • Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities

How to Enrol

For any questions, email workbasedlearning@bcot.ac.uk.

Note loan only covers part of the fees.

Thank you for your interest in this course. To enrol on this course, a member of staff will arrange a meeting with you. Please click on the Form link below to leave your details.



Course Outline

Course Code: MXEC241

Study Mode: Higher Education


Start Date: Anytime

Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fees: £2250.00

Registration Fees: £138.00

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