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CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner

CACHE Level 4 Childcare course with certification included

Oakwood Home Learning


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12 months · Self-paced
NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner
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Enrol on the CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner qualification to begin a qualification designed to allow existing practitioners to move up in their career. This course covers both practical and written assessments to give a highly recognised qualification with CACHE certification.

The CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner course is perfect for existing practitioners looking to move up in their career and into a management role. The course is assessed through both written and practical means and allows students to work towards a highly recognised qualification that improves their knowledge and is coveted by Ofsted.

The CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner covers 5 units and requires students to complete both written and practical assessments. Upon completion of the course, students receive CACHE certification and this is included in the course fees.


NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner

Regulated by Ofqual

Course media


Study Time: 196 hours

Enrolment length: 12 months

Course Format: Paper Based

Assignments: 4 written assignments, 1 project and 3 practical assignments.

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.

Course Content

Unit 1 – Enabling children to learn

  • This unit will encourage you to consider the diverse approaches to early years pedagogy that influence the holistic learning and development of babies and young children.

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

  • This unit will enable you to carefully consider the benefits of physical activity and the importance of diet for the health and well-being of babies, children and their families.

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

  • The effective inclusion of children in the early years setting will be explored in detail in this unit.

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

  • This unit will allow you to examine the statutory requirements for working in partnership with families and help you to explore how effective partnership working with other professionals can enhance the care and development provided for babies and young children.

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

  • This unit will show you how to plan, implement and evaluate change in relation to an identified theme within your setting.


This course is assessed through tutor marked assignments which must be sent to your tutor for marking. You will then be provided with feedback and a mark on your work from your tutor within 4 working days. After each assignment has been sent off and marked as complete you will have passed the course and will receive your certification.


All of the shipping costs for our courses are included in the enrolment fees and we offer worldwide shipping free of charge. This means you can get started on your course for much less without the hassle of paying expensive postage costs- you can leave these to us. All of our courses are printed, bound and shipped to you first class, within 1 working day, so you can get enrolled and get started on your new course in no time at all.

Tutor Support

All of our courses come with full tutor support throughout so that you can benefit from the best education. Our tutor support team includes a number of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds- each one an expert in their own field with tutoring experience in abundance. Students at Oakwood are assigned a personal tutor who provides help and support throughout their course and will mark all of your assignments so that you have the personal touch of an industry expert there to help at all times. This tutor support is completely unlimited- which means you can contact your tutor and ask as many questions as you need when working through your course. With this support you will never feel alone on one of our courses and you will always be backed by a professionally qualified team dedicated to your success.

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!

Who is this course for?

Anyone already working in childcare looking to gain a higher qualification.


Learners must be 18+ and hold a full Level 3 Early Years/Childcare qualification.

Career path

Advanced Practitioner

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