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Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate Level 4 : 2022 intake

Full-Time Study Programmes, Apprenticeships & T Levels

  • Overview of the course

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    The NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners working in the early years workforce at Level 3. It also includes the new PANCo award, for physical activity and nutrition coordinators.

    This qualification will embrace the wealth of experience of the Level 3 early years workforce, and challenge you in both your daily practice and theoretical understanding. Upon achievement of the qualification, you will be equipped as an advanced practitioner. The advanced practitioner will use crucial leadership skills to mentor others across all roles and responsibilities in the early years workforce.

    The qualification covers a range of early years topics at Level 4, including enabling children to learn, working with families and other professionals and implementing change, as well as specialist areas such as physical activity and nutrition (PANCO) and special educational needs (SENCO).

    Learners will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will study five (5) units throughout the academic year. This includes
    - 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 requirements

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    Learners must be at least 18 years old and hold a full Level 3 early years or child care qualification. Learners are required to be employed in an early years setting at Level 3 to complete this qualification.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Learners must achieve 5 mandatory units. You will need to have access to the internet to submit written assignments for each unit. You will need to be computer literate and able to complete essay based assessments. Your tutor will fully support you through each unit and the College has a variety of support services available. Throughout the course, you may be given tasks to complete in setting to encourage you to participate in a leadership/SENCo/PANCo role.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    This course is a classroom based course and attendance is extremely important. It is ran in the evenings to accommodate the working pattern of Early Years Educators. You are required to have access to the internet at home to upload assignments.

    You can pay for this course by arranging a monthly payment plan. Alternatively you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to earlyyears@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Course Fees

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  • Future opportunities

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    This qualification provides progression to a Level 5 qualification such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England). It will also prepare learners for further study of early years in higher education.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:
    ulli Inspiring trips and experiences/li
    liMeetings with industry experts/li
    liVisits to leading companies in your sector/li /ul
    brAs well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.
    brWe want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    Working with your Learning Development Mentor, Tutors and Careers Coaches, you’ll gain an insight and understanding of your sector, helping you to make important decisions about your future, whether that’s university or employment.
    brThanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you’ll also benefit from everything the university has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS, in whichever field you choose!
    brExposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme - we will seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will challenge you, encouraging you to fulfil your potential. You may have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.
    brWe’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
    brOur £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click the ‘Apply’ button. Log in to your Learner Hub account (you will be able to create an account if you do not already have one) so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties please contact us via Live Chat from any of our website pages
  • Open Events

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    Due to current circumstances, we’re working on content for our Virtual Open Events – you can register now for the events, which will be available from Monday 16th November 2020 and can be viewed any time after this date.
    To register, please visit a href="http://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events" www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events /a and complete the registration form – once ready, we’ll send you a link, and you’ll also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a brand-new iPad!
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    08/09/2022

  • End Date:

    06/07/2023

  • Time:

    18:00 - 21:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    EY040-YP01