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Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate Level 4

  • 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. You will complete a variety of assignments including Q&A, Witness Statements, Reflective Accounts and a Research Project supported by a literature review.
  • 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 run 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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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website -www.boltoncollege.ac.uk or 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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    Other fees: £811.00
  • 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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    The college provides a wide range of services to support students on their learning journey and their well-being. Your tutor will provide regular 1:1 meetings to ensure you are reaching your full potential and will aim to provide the support you may require.
  • Enrichment

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    Some of your lessons may include guest speakers to discuss the topics of each unit. You may also be invited on an off site visit.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    09/09/2020

  • End Date:

    07/07/2021

  • Time:

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

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    EY040-AD01