Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 Certificate

Course Details

  • Start Date
    Flexible
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
    NCFE
  • Cost
    £ 764.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Workplace
  • Who is this course for?

    This is an ideal programme if you are looking to show leadership and specialist skills used in your current role, or in preparation to take on a specialist role such as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator or a Higher Level Practitioner/Teaching Assistant.
  • Course Description

    This course has five units, providing the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and understanding, and develop skills that will promnote quality, encourage leadership, prepare you for management responsibilities and allow for growth in coaching and mentoring others.

    The content covers the age range from 5-19 years and includes the following areas:

    • Enabling individuals to learn
    • Understanding how to support children and young people to improve their mental health and well-being
    • Supporting individuals with additional needs and disability in a school or college
    • Working with families and other professionals in a school or college setting
    • Implementing change
  • Teaching and Assessment

    There are no examinations on this programme. Instead we use an internal assessment approach. You will produce a work-based portfolio of evidence to reflect application of theoretical knowledge in practice with clear expectations of engagement with statutory frameworks. Attendance may not be required as the qualification can be delivered within your workplace. The awarding body recommends 7-10 hours independent study per week.
  • Progression Opportunities

    This qualification provides progression to a Level 5 such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.
  • Entry Requirements

    • Aged 18+
    • Employed as a teaching assistant in a school or college
    • Already hold a relevant Level 3 qualification
    Informal interview required.