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Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner

  • Course Type: Professional Training

What can this course lead to?

The course can lead to Early Years foundation degree.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for learners aged 18 and over, who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and specialist skills for use in their current role, or in preparation to take on a specialist role such as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator or a Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator. It would also suit learners who want to progress to further learning to take on a position of leadership within the setting.

What is covered?

The units cover children and young people's development, the requirements of safeguarding and the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion. They also include:

  • Understand how to work in partnership
  • Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child 
  • Support children's play in early years
  • Use observation, assessment and planning

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Level 3 and working within in an Early Years setting

Course Code



Peterborough College


1 year



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Studying the course allowed me to secure an apprenticeship with a fostering agency, paving my path to my dream career in care. Those three years at Peterborough were the highlight of my life; I cherished every moment.

Emma Bines
Early Years Education and Care Level 3

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