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Early Years Advanced Practitioner Level 4

Level 4 Certificate Early Years Advanced Practitioner

What does the qualification cover?
Learners will need to complete 5 mandatory units. The content covers the age range from 0-5 years and includes the following:

  • enabling children to learn 
  • promoting health and well-being through physical activity & 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

Learners will develop and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.

Entry Requirements
This is a work-based qualification. Learners must be 19+, hold a full Level 3 Early Years/Childcare qualification and employed in a Early Years setting at Level 3 to complete this qualification.
Advanced Learning Loans is available for this course if appropriate.

Duration and Delivery
The course will be delivered over 33 weeks with a combination of class-room and on-line teaching on Saturdays.

Upon achievement of this qualification learners will become Advanced Practitioners in their settings and will be able to progress onto a Foundation Degree course.

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

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) – for staff who are undertaking the responsibility of SENCO in the setting 

PANCO role (Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator)
Internal progression at higher level including those with management responsibilities

Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities

For further information, please contact:
Hoss Malek 0752 319 919 /
Noemi Suyat 0207 460 6488 /
Somia Ibrahim on 07377 131 640 / 

Or contact us at

Paddington Development Trust, Office B, Norland House, Queensdale Crescent, London W11 4TL
Tel: 020 74606488