Early Years Advanced Practitioner NCFE Certificate Level 4 - Westminster Kingsway College

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Childcare and Working with Children

Early Years Advanced Practitioner NCFE Certificate Level 4

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Course Title Early Years Advanced Practitioner NCFE Certificate Level 4
Start Date 4th September 2017
Location Regents Park
Duration 1 year
Attendance This course will be based in college for 1 evening a week.
Fees Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Course Content

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Short Description
Suitable for learners aged 19 and over, who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner.  
 
It would suit 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.
 
It would also suit learners who want to progress to further learning to take on a position of leadership within the setting.  
 
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
 
You will cover the requirements for the newly introduced role of the PANCo,( Physical Activities and Nutritional co-ordinator)  which is soon expected to be compulsory within Early Years Settings and schools.
 
Internal assessment approach: Work-based Portfolio of Evidence arranged to reflect application of theoretical knowledge in practice with clear expectations of engagement with statutory frameworks.
 
Learners will develop and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.
 
Access Method
Progression
At the end of this course you will achieve a Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner.
 
You can progress to a Level 5 qualification such as the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services.
This qualification will prepare learners for study at a higher level, for example a Foundation Degree in Early Years.
Although the qualification will not be eligible for UCAS points, it could provide evidence for a personal statement to enable students to enter Higher Education.  
 
You will be able to apply for job roles such as:
• 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.
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Entry Requirements

Childcare and Working with Children
Entry Requirement
Learners must be 19+ and hold a full Level 3 Early Years/Childcare qualification.
 
This is a work-based qualification.  Learners must be employed in an Early Years setting at Level 3 to complete this qualification.
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

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