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NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate in Neuroscience in Early Years

Ref:
603/5217/6
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator

Level
Level 4
Minimum entry age
18
GLH
170
TQT
205

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

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.


Qualification Specification (PDF)
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Support Handbook
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Key Facts
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Tutor Guidance
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Letter of Support 1
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This qualification has adaptation applied to delivery and assessment. We have worked as part of a Joint Awarding Organisation Quality Group and with Skills for Care and Skills for Health to agree adaptations.

Students will 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.

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.

Further guidance for this qualification can be found below.

AT 60352176 L4 C Neuroscience in EY
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This document provides further information on what adaptations are permitted for this qualification.

HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance
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