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Course Overview

This level 4 qualification aims to provide all practitioners with the opportunity to upskill and develop management skills so that they can take on new roles and responsibilities.

The programme has been designed to consolidate and extend your existing skills and knowledge. This will take place in the setting in which you work and include observations of your practice.

Level 4
1 year part-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Department of Early Years
Early Years – Our Courses
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

This qualification enables you to ‘learn as you earn’ by combining work-based learning with part-time study.

The course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Legal requirements/Legislation in childcare
  • Understanding child development
  • Leadership, management and supervision
  • Reflecting, reviewing & evaluating own practice

Important practical skills are also part of the programme and will include:

  • Managing sessions for children
  • Using evidence to develop your practice
  • Leading and managing
  • Implementing curricular frameworks are also part of the programme

Distance learning on this course is supported by our virtual learning environment (VLE), Canvas.

Online discussion forums allow you to communicate with fellow students, while the module tutor will communicate with you individually and as a group via this method.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

You must be employed and have been a Level 3 practitioner for a minimum of 2 years, you must be over 18 years of age.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Higher Education Recruitment

Higher Education Recruitment

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Internal progression at a higher level, including those with management responsibilities / Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

You must be employed and have been a Level 3 practitioner for a minimum of 2 years, you must be over 18 years of age.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

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