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Course Overview

You will acquire and use a range of skills including leadership, coaching, mentoring and reflection as you complete the qualification through work based learning opportunities.

On completion of this qualification, the Advanced Practitioner learners will develop and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.

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

You will develop the skills and knowledge to become a qualified Advanced Practitioner. You will complete a range of units to achieve the qualification including:

  • EYAP 1- Enabling Children to Learn
  • EYAP 2- Promoting health and well-being through physical activity and nutrition co-ordination (PANCo) in the Early Years
  • EYAP 3- Working with others to support children with additional educational needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • EYAP 4- Working with families and other professionals in Early Years settings
  • EYAP 5- Implementing change in an Early Years setting incorporating a small scale research project

The course will be delivered using a variety of University Centre contact, tutorial and distance learning.

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

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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

You could progress to a Level 5 qualification. The qualification will also prepare you to continue studying Early Years in Higher Education.

You could progress to the following job roles and responsibilities:

  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator (PANCo)
  • 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

Want to know more or chat to us?

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.

Joanne Taylor
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Higher Education Recruitment
0800 358 74 74

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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.

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