Level 4 Apprenticeship – Lead Practitioner in Adult Care
This Level 4 apprenticeship will build your skills as a Lead Practitioner in Adult Care, enabling you to guide and inspire team members to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This apprenticeship offers an ideal progression route from Level 3. It entails a theory-based six-unit qualification.
It is ideal for anyone with some experience working in early years – whether on an employed or voluntary basis.
You should be aged 19+, should have a good standard of English and need a Level 3 qualification as an Early Years Practitioner. You should have a DBS if working in the early years environment.
What will you learn?
Unit 1: The Importance of the Early Years and Adopting a Child-Centred Approach
- Legal Requirements for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- The Importance of Addressing Discrimination
- Inclusive Practice in the Early Years
- Benefits of a Child Centred Approach
- How Practitioners Create a Personalised Approach
- Removing Barriers to Communication
- Multi-Agency Teams and Child-Centred Environments
- Supporting Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Unit 2: Supporting Children and Families in Creating an Enabling Environment
- Characteristics and Principles of an Enabling Environment
- Emotional Development and Enabling Environments
- Features of a Positive Environment for Children and Families
- Planning Stimulating, Interesting and Appropriate Indoor and Outdoor
- The Indoor and Outdoor Environments
- Engaging with Families to encourage their involvement in Children’s Learning
- The Role of the Early Years Practitioner
Unit 3: The Importance of Good Communication
- Principles of Good Communication
- How to Develop Communication Skills
- Communication Methodology
- Developing Effective Listening Skills
- Types of Communication in Early Years Settings
- The Importance of Communication Between Early Years Provision and Home
- Barriers to Communication
- Positive Relationships in the Early Years
- SEN Children and Communication Support
Unit 4: Education in the Early Years
- Implementing Learning and Development in the Early Years
- The Seven Areas of Education
- Theoretical Perspectives on Children’s Learning and Development
- How Theoretical Perspectives have Influenced Current Early Years Practice
- Assessing Progress in the Early Years
- The Benefits of a Multi-agency Approach to Learning and Development
- Curriculum Planning
Unit 5: A Safe Environment to Learn
- Policies and Procedures
- Role of the Early Years Practitioner
- The Importance of Staff Training
- Reducing Risk
- Health and Safety Policies in an Early Years Setting
- Essential Information for Early Years Providers
- Childhood Illnesses
Unit 6: Leadership in The Early Years
- Effective Communication Skills
- The Role of the Early Years Leader
- Monitoring and Supporting Team Performance
- Conflict Resolution and Effective Leadership
- Personal Development
- Journaling and Documenting
- Feedback from Teaching Staff
How will you learn?
There is classroom attendance on a Tuesday at the Roundhouse to gain the knowledge required. This is not mandatory but advisable.
You will also have 1-1 support from your assessor.
What will you need to bring with you?
You need a laptop.
How will you be assessed?
- Underpinning knowledge questions
- Professional discussion
- Products of work
You could advance to a Level 5 programme, depending on your job role within early years.
You could also consider university studies or working as an assessor or tutor.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
Is there any financial support available?
A student loan of £800 may be available. This can be discussed with your assessor who will support you in making the application.
Course Information for Employers
Are they any entry requirements for my apprentice?
What is required from the employer in the workplace?
Behaviours expected within the role
What qualification will my apprentice gain?
What will the assessment look like?
Will my apprentice need to come into college?
Is there any specialist equipment required?
What progression can my apprentice expect after completion of their apprenticeship?
What job roles will this apprenticeship be suitable for?
Will the college help me find an apprentice?
You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship. However, if you don’t, we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and we can provide external advertising through social media and the National Apprenticeship Service’s website.
If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01332 387421
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Senior Care Workers
Care Workers and Home Carers
Residential, Day and Domiciliary Care Managers and Proprietors
Other Welfare and Housing Associate Professionals
Health Services and Public Health Managers and Directors
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 24, 2022 12:29 pm