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NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate in Neuroscience in Early Years

Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator

Level 4
Minimum entry age

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification’s aim is to provide an understanding of brain development in early years. It looks at the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), contemporary theories and implementing neuroscience-informed change.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and over, particularly those who are currently employed in an early years setting as the qualification can be used for evidence of CPD.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be a minimum of 18 years of age.

How is this qualification structured?

There are 4 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

All units will be internally assessed.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Learners are required to be in employment/work placement to fulfil the Learning Outcomes of Unit 04.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners could progress to the following qualifications:

• Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)
• Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
• Technical Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)
• Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner.

Career opportunities

This qualification doesn’t lead to a specific job role but when undertaken in conjunction with our Early Years Educator Level 3/4 qualifications, it provides learners with an overall package that allows for further progression in the early years sector.

Funding for our qualifications

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Qualification Specification (PDF)

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Support Handbook

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Key Facts

This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the centre, learner and employer.

Letter of Support 1

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Letter of Support 2

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