Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Childcare Practice and Management

Course Information

This qualification develops practitioners currently at level 3 to Advanced Practitioner and provides a foundation for progressing into management. Learners wishing to move onto degree level will also benefit from it's introduction to in-depth research, assignments and report writing.

The entry requirements for this qualification are that candidates hold a 'full and relevant' level 3 in Childcare and have a good standard of literacy and numeracy. Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Structure

All learners need to complete the 8 mandatory units. There are 4 optional units, one of which must be chosen.

Total qualification hours: 600.

The Course Content

Mandatory Units

Ref No. Unit Title Unit Aim Unit Type Hours
M4:1 Study Skills

To provide the knowledge and understanding required to complete research and present written assignments and reports

Knowledge

40
M4:2

Legal Requirements / Legislation

To assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding required for Health and Safety, Equality and Inclusion,
the Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Employment rights and Special Educational Needs including Looked after children. How to prepare for Ofsted, the development of policies and procedures and using information gathered to monitor the settings practice

Knowledge

70
M4:3

Understanding Child Development and how Children Learn

To explore the differences in children’s development, the risk of developmental delay and possible effects of transitions. To provide knowledge and understanding of how children learn

Knowledge

80
M4:4

Support Programmes that Promote Children’s Development

To provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use observation, assessment and planning to promote children’s development

Practice

50
M4:5

Longitudinal Studies

To provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use observations to assess and plan for a child’s changing developmental needs over a period of time

Knowledge & Practice

120
M4:6

Leadership, Management and Supervision

To provide the knowledge and understanding to support and manage a team and undertake professional supervision of others

Knowledge

70
M4:7

Working in Partnership

To develop the knowledge and understanding required to work in partnership

Knowledge

50
M4:8

Reflecting, Reviewing and Evaluating Own Practice

To provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to promote and engage in professional development

Knowledge & Practice

60

Optional Units (Minimum of 1 Unit)

Ref No. Unit Title Unit Aim Unit Type Hours
Q4:9

Working with babies 0-18 months

To develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to care for babies 0-18 months

Knowledge & Practice 60
Q4:10

Play for Out of School/ Holiday Provision

To develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to care for children and young people in out of school and holiday provision

Knowledge & Practice

60
Q4:11

Care of Two Year Olds

To develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to care for two year olds

Knowledge & Practice

60
Q4:12

Carrying out a Research Project

To develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake a research project

Knowledge & Practice

90

Assessment

All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

The qualification is " pass or refer" and all the assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. The candidate is supported and assessed through one to one support by a qualified and experienced assessor. Observations are done in the workplace by the assessor and knowledge evidence is gathered through questioning and other supporting evidence. The candidate should be prepared to do set work in their own time to build a portfolio of evidence for this certificate.

Costs and Funding

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