Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges



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

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

Course Content - What will I learn?

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

You must achieve the following 5 mandatory units: Enabling individuals to learn; Understand how to support children and young people to improve their mental health and well-being; Working with others to support 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 in school or college setting


Am I right for the course?

You need to have good communication skills with both adults and children and sufficient education/literacy and numeracy skills to undertake the qualification. The qualification is aimed at learners who are employed in suitable roles within schools or colleges. Learner knowledge and understanding that comes from working in schools or colleges is a requirement for this CPD qualification.

You must be age 19+ and hold a full Level 3 early years / childcare qualification. You must also be employed in an early years setting at Level 3.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include:

• direct observation within the workplace
• written assignments and professional discussion in line with the Assessment of Learning provided for each unit.

What Next?

This qualification may be used alongside other qualifications to progress onto higher education.

You 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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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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