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NCFE CACHE Level 4 Award in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Leadership and Management in the Early Years
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.
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
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
Leading Effective Practice in the Role of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (Senco) Within Early Years Settings (A/617/7188)
Evaluate Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (Send) Provision for Effective Practice Within an Early Years Setting (F/617/7189)
Lead Change to Inform Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) Provision in an Early Years Setting (T/617/7190)