This advanced course is perfect for existing Early Years practitioners in the childcare sector seeking the expertise to progress into managerial positions. The course strengthens your understanding of Early Years, enabling you to provide greater care for children and young people. The certificate will greatly enhance your options upon graduation. For example, that dream nursery management role you’ve been after can be a reality.
By studying this course you will be able to demonstrate that you hold in-depth knowledge of what it takes to manage and lead a superior team of Early Years Practitioners. You will also be able to demonstrate that you know what it takes to give care that is to the highest standards as outlined in the EYFS. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a curriculum framework that has been compulsory in all childcare settings in the UK since 2008 as stipulated by the Child Care Act 2006.
Our Early Years Level 4 course (RQF) is perfect for existing Early Years Practitioners who are looking to take their knowledge in childcare to a higher level. This course is particularly suited to those wishing to set up their childcare business and for those wishing to work in a supervisory or management-level position in the Early Years environment.
CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.
It takes around 200 hours to complete this course, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student. You will need to be employed in a Level 3 early years setting in order to complete this qualification.
Coursework, Placement and Observation
You will need to be employed in a Level 3 early years setting in order to complete this qualification. Each unit is followed by a written tutor-marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will also need to submit a portfolio of evidence. You will not be required to take an external exam. You will also have to do a work placement.
During your placement, observation by a qualified teacher, assessor, or potentially, a higher level of management, is required to complete your course. You can find yourself an observer, or we can send one of our tutors to come observe you. There will be an additional cost starting from £250 per day for us to come and assess you. However, there will be a discounted rate based on total number of days you need to be observed or assessed. This can be discussed with your tutor to ensure it meets your personal requirements as a learner.
In order to enrol on this course you must:
In 2015, NCFE acquired CACHE. As of September 2017, our CACHE courses will now be known as NCFE CACHE, and you will receive your certificate from both awarding bodies.
This qualification comes with NCFE CACHE Level 4 certification. NCFE CACHE have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.
You could progress 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). The qualification will also prepare you for further study of early years in higher education.
You could progress to the following job roles and responsibilities:
In this unit, you will consider diverse approaches to early years pedagogy that influence holistic learning of babies and children from birth to five years of age. You will also explore statutory planning and monitoring requirements.
This unit will challenge you to gain a greater awareness of how babies and young children learn and how to apply theory to practice. You will be required to evidence how you apply new learning to your day-to-day role with children from birth to five years, and report on subsequent changes to practice in own setting through the development of a learner portfolio.
By undertaking this unit you will explore leadership, mentoring and management skills relevant to your role.
In this unit, you will examine the benefits of physical activity and the importance of diet to the health and well-being of babies, children and their families.
This unit will encourage you to consider statutory framework requirements, a range of national and local initiatives, advice and guidance, and wider international perspectives that are instrumental to the health and well-being of babies and children.
Undertaking this unit will support change through a reflective cycle of continuous improvement to practice in your own setting.
You will be required to coordinate and evaluate physical activity and nutrition in your own setting. You will work with staff, parents and carers, and other professionals, to make positive changes for the health of babies and children, in the role of a Physical Activity and Nutrition Co-ordinator (PANCo).
In this unit, you will look at the effective inclusion of children in early years settings.
Through examination of national requirements and guidance, you will consider the responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) within early years settings, to promote children’s learning and development.
By undertaking this unit, you will develop confidence and expertise to mentor other early years practitioners and work in partnership with parents/carers and other professionals, to ensure intervention remains effective for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
In this unit, you will examine statutory requirements for working in partnership with families, and learn how effective partnership working with other professionals can improve the care and development of babies and children in own setting.
Through this unit, you will explore some of the diverse needs of families, and reflect on how best to overcome barriers to partnership working with families.
In undertaking this unit, you will apply coaching, leadership and mentoring skills to educate and motivate staff to work effectively in partnership with others.
In this unit, you will be required to plan, implement and evaluate change in relation to an identified theme. This will be achieved through a small scale research project. You will be introduced to research, and the role of ethics when undertaking research.
The theme selected will allow you to reflect on practice, and use current research to produce recommendations for improvements to your own setting, implement these recommendations and summarise findings.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
During your placement, observation by a qualified teacher, assessor, or potentially, a higher level person of management, is required to complete your course. You can find yourself an observer, or we can send one of our tutors to come observe you. There will be an additional cost starting from £250 per day for us to come and assess you. However, there will be a discounted rate based on total number of days you need to be observed or assessed. This can be discussed with your tutor to ensure it meets your personal requirements as a learner.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
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