Early Years Level 4 Certificate NCFE CACHE (RQF)


£ 60/month + VAT


  • Typology

    Vocational qualification Level 4

  • Methodology


  • Class hours


  • Duration

    9 Months

  • Start

    Different dates available


Our Early Years Level 4 course is perfect for existing Early Years Practitioners who are looking to take their knowledge in childcare to a higher level.

This course is particularly suited to those wishing to set up their own Child Care business, and for those wishing to work in a supervisory or management-level position in the Early Years environment.

To gain this qualification you will study and you will be able to demonstrate that you hold in-depth knowledge of what it takes to manage and lead a superior team of early years’ practitioners.

You will also be able to demonstrate that you know what it takes to give care that is to the highest standards as outlined in the EYFS. (The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a curriculum framework that has been compulsory in all child care settings in the UK since 2008 as stipulated by the Child Care Act 2006.)






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On this course you will: Develop the knowledge and understanding of how to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and manage all aspects of children’s learning and development from birth to the age of 5. Go into depth to provide a sound knowledge of crucial aspects within a childcare environment for management and senior level members of staff including safeguarding, managing a team, professional partnerships and how to work to the highest standards within early years. This Level 4 course in Early Years will provide you with a comprehensive insight into the main areas of early year's childcare.

Our Early Years Level 4 course is perfect for existing Early Years Practitioners who are looking to take their knowledge in childcare to a higher level.

You don't need any prior skills in the subject area to start this course.

This qualification comes with NCFE CACHE Level 4 certification. NCFE CACHE have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff. You could progress to a Level 5 qualification such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England). The qualification will also prepare you for further study of early years in higher education.

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  • Early Years
  • Management
  • Staff
  • IT
  • Team Training
  • IT Development
  • IT Management
  • Child care
  • Professional development
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Emergencies
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Grievance issues
  • Early Years
  • Child abuse
  • Nursery Environment
  • Children procedures
  • Record accidents
  • Early Years
  • Record accidents
  • Record accidents

Course programme

Unit 1: Supporting the Emotional and Physical Well-being of Children

  • Understand the emotional development of children from birth to sixty months
  • Explore theorists involved with the emotional development of children
  • Understand the importance of attachment and bonding
  • Identify the importance of the key person
  • Understand how children are affected by transitions
  • Explore the importance of exercise for children
  • Look at initiatives available to promote exercise ad healthy life styles

Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Professional Partnerships

  • Understand how legislation, policies and procedures inform equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Explore Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 Years
  • Identify ways to support equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Work in partnership
  • Identify different family structures
  • Complete necessary paperwork correctly

Unit 3: Health and Safety Legislation

  • Understand legislation and guidelines for health and safety
  • Be able to manage risk by following legislation on a daily basis
  • Understand the registration and collection of children procedures
  • Record accidents, incidents and emergencies

Unit 4: Observations, Assessments and Planning

  • Carrying out effective observations
  • Complete summative assessments
  • Complete effective planning
  • Complete transitions to school
  • Source third party support

Unit 5: Safeguarding Children

  • Identify the different types of child abuse
  • Understand the different policies, legislation and guidelines for safeguarding children
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff
  • Know how to report an incident

Unit 6: The Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Understand the importance of play
  • Differentiate between types of learning
  • Understand how to plan effectively

Unit 7: Managing in a Nursery Environment

  • Communicate effectively
  • Carry out appraisals and supervisions
  • Understand disciplinary procedures and grievance issues
  • Recruit and manage staff successfully

Unit 8: Engaging in Professional Development

  • Understand the meaning of professional development
  • Developing and analysing CVs


Each unit is followed by a written tutor marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.

Additional information


Early Years Level 4 Certificate NCFE CACHE (RQF)

£ 60/month + VAT