CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner

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CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner

Study the CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner and increase your skills when working in an early years environment as well as achieving an internationally recognised qualification with CACHE. This course is perfect for existing practitioners looking to move up in their career towards senior and into management positions. The course is assessed using our online campus for written assignments as well as practical tasks. CACHE course

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Studying for the CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner qualification allows current practitioners to increase their knowledge and skills. With this qualification, students will hold a CACHE regulated Early Years Level 4 qualification which is very well regarded. Throughout the course, students have an attentive tutor at their side and work through both written and practical assessments. 

For further information, go to: Qualification Code 601/8424/3.

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Study Time: 196 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: Learners must be 18+ and hold a full Level 3 Early Years/Childcare qualification.

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner certificate and an OLC Certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


The CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner is a knowledge and skills based qualification. You therefore must have a job or voluntary placement in an early years environment in order to complete this course. The course is assessed by both knowledge based written assignments, practical tasks (which are witnessed by a colleague) and a final project.


To pass this course learners must pass 4 written assignments, 1 project and 3 practical assignments. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Course Content

Included in this CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner course are the following units:

Unit 1 – Enabling children to learn

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Understand the role of the Advanced Practitioner in enabling children to learn in early years settings
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Understand the statutory framework for early years practice in own country
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Understand the influence of pedagogical approaches on early years practice
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Understand monitoring and assessment in the early years

Unit 2 – Promoting health and well-being through physical activity and nutrition co-ordination (PANCo) in the early years

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Consider current statutory framework requirements for early years settings in relation to physical development, food and nutrition
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Analyse the impact of existing research in relation to promoting physical activity and healthy eating
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Critically evaluate partnership working in relation to physical development and healthy eating
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Understand well-being programmes in early years settings

Unit 3 – Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Understand current frameworks for inclusive practice
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Consider provision related to children’s additional needs
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Consider the role and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) in early years settings
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Understand factors which affect families who are caring for children with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Learning Outcome 5 – Reflect on own setting’s policies and procedures to support children with special educational needs or disabilities

Unit 4 – Working with families and other professionals in early years settings

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Understand requirements for partnership working in early years settings
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Understand the diverse needs of families and how these are addressed in early years settings
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Consider partnership working with families in early years settings
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Consider how to lead, coach, mentor and educate staff in own setting in relation to partnership working

Unit 5 – Implementing change in an early years setting incorporating a small scale research project

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Understand the use and purpose of research
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Plan a research project
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Understand how to present findings to others


The most important tool that on this CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner course for students is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


CACHE Certification

This qualification comes with Cache certification included at no additional cost. Cache are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and are work-renowned for the work which they do. Their courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request Cache certification when recruiting new people into a role.

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The Online Learning College are a Cache international centre and we work closely with subject specialists at the awarding body to create the best possible content for all of our qualifications. Since 1945, Cache have been working within the education and care sectors and have amassed a high amount of expertise and recognition for their work both at home and overseas.

You can read more about Cache by visiting their website.


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