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NCFE CACHE Level 4 Award in Special Educational Needs and Disability (Send) Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Ref:
603/4888/4
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator
Registration and Certification Fee
£65.00

Level
Level 4
Minimum entry age
19
GLH
95
TQT
120

What does this qualification cover?

Building on the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings, this qualification offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and is aimed at Level 3 Early Years practitioners in a private, voluntary or independent setting. The qualification is designed for those already working in a lead SENCO role as an Early Years practitioner and who wish to increase confidence in relation to leadership and management progression. Learners will be prepared for leadership and management in specific aspects of the SENCO role including:

•enabling best outcomes for children and their families
•enriching professional development
•liaison with parents/carers, colleagues, other professionals
•undertaking and applying research for improved outcomes.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners already working as an Early Years practitioner in a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) or Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) related role and who wish to progress to leadership and management roles and responsibilities, leading best practice for their setting. This qualification offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and is aimed at Level 3 Early Years practitioners in a private, voluntary or independent setting progressing from the Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be aged 19+ and working as an Early Years practitioner in a lead SENCO or SEND related role.

How is this qualification structured?

Learners must achieve all 3 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

This qualification will be internally assessed through a portfolio of evidence.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Learners must be working as an Early Years practitioner in a SENCO or SEND related role.

Career opportunities

This qualification is suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:

•Early years
•Childhood studies
•Community, youth and families
•Social work
•Health and social care
•Primary teaching
•Nursing.

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Qualification specification
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Qualification factsheet
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Support handbook
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Learner overview
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Letter of Support - Nasen
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Letter of Support - School Improvement Liverpool Limited
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Letter of Support - The Communication Trust
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Letter of Support - Training for People that Care
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Qualification specification (doc)
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Tutor Guidance - Be Able To
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NCFE
Type:
Offline

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs), used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence. We have removed the requirement for students to complete a minimum number of placement hours; hours should still be recorded.

Adaptations should also be applied in line with the ‘HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance’ document which can be found below.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60348884 V1.0
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HSC, EY and CC - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance 2021_22 V1.0 Sept 2021
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