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Level 4 Professional Practice in Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development

This Higher Apprenticeship in is suitable for job roles in Childcare that involve management and leadership responsibilities. At Level 4 an individual can expect to be a Middle Manager and to hold a central management role in an organisation. This qualification is designed to develop skills and knowledge to support and recognise occupational competence in management to a national occupation level.

Professional Qualification

Level 4 Professional Practice in Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development

This Framework includes the following components

  • Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and management in Children’s Play, Learning and development
  • ESW Communication Level 2
  • ESW Aon Level 2
  • Digital Literacy Level 1


Typically, 18 Months

Typical Job Roles
  • Working with families and carers to develop parenting skills
  • Working with Speech, Language, and communication needs
  • Recognising and supporting Children with Additional Needs (ALN)
Role profile

Managers at level 4 play an integral role in in developing and supporting organisational objectives through a wide range of functions, such as: managing team dynamics, delegation and capability building, planning and managing projects, and managing budgets within their operational area of responsibility.

Delivery model: How are apprenticeships delivered?

Each learner is different, which is why we use a range of delivery options – face-to-face support, online learning – within our programmes.

  • Apprentices are supported by a Training Advisor
  • Apprentices complete work projects, applying learning to their role
  • Expert tutor supports development of skills and knowledge
  • Learning and progress is managed and tracked online

How do I get involved?

If you would like any more information please get in touch by phone, email or fill out our short contact form.

E-Mail our friendly Apprenticeships Team to find out more.

Phone 01492 543431 to speak to our Apprenticeships Team and find out more.