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Early Years Advanced Practitioner Level 4

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This Level 4 qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners working in the Early Years Workforce at Level 3. This qualification will embrace the wealth of experience of the Level 3 Early Years Workforce and challenge you in both your daily practice and theoretical understanding.


Points to note: As this is a work based qualification 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

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

On completion of this qualification, the Advanced Practitioner will use crucial leadership skills to mentor others across all roles and responsibilities in the Early Years Workforce.

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Duration

    1 year part-time

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 college contact, tutorial and distance learning.

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.


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All applications for this programme should be made directly to University Centre Doncaster, using a Higher Education Application form. This is available by emailing HEAdministration@don.ac.uk.

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Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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