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Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 Certificate

Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 Certificate

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This Level 4 qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners working in the school and college workforce. This qualification will embrace your wealth of experience, proven knowledge and skills in a teaching and learning environment. It will challenge you in both daily practice and theoretical understanding.

You will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as you complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.

Course Overview

This qualification has 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 – Enabling individuals to learn

  • Unit 2 – Understanding how to support children and young people to improve their mental health and well-being

  • Unit 3 – Working with others to support individuals with additional needs and disabilities in a school or college setting

  • Unit 4 – Working with families and other professionals in a school or college setting

  • Unit 5 – Implementing change in a school or college setting

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which will include direct observation within the workplace, written assignments and professional discussion in line with the Assessment of Learning provided for each unit.

At the end of your course you will receive the NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges. This certificate can usually be completed in 12 months.

Upon achievement of this qualification, the learner will be equipped as an Advanced Practitioner. Advanced Practitioners use crucial leadership skills to mentor others across all roles and responsibilities in the school or college workforce.

Progression Routes

Upon completion of this course, learners may use their Level 4 certificate amongst other qualifications to progress onto higher education.

Alternatively, they may progress within the workforce in the following job roles and responsibilities:

• Higher Level Practitioner/Teaching Assistant
• Internal progression at a higher level, including those with management responsibilities
• Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities

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Entry Requirements

In apply for this course you must be at least 18 years old and employed in a suitable role within a school or college.

In addition to this, you must also have:

  • The Support Teaching & Learning Level 3 qualification or an equivalent

  • English and Maths GCSEs at grade C/4 or above OR equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills

  • A wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding working in schools or colleges

  • A satisfactory DBS check

  • Enthusiasm for the subject area

  • Good interpersonal skills

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B35048-A2A