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Certificate for Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4


Type: Part Time

Subject: Childcare, Health and Social Care

Level: 4

Start Date: 04 January 2021

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

34 weeks – workbased


Level 4

Who is it for

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.

Interview Skills Assessment

Applicants are invited in for interview and skills test.

What will I need

You will need a Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification.

What is covered

This Level 4 qualification 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 the learner in a teaching and learning environment. It will challenge the learner in both daily practice and theoretical understanding.

Learners will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work–based learning opportunities.

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

How is the course assessed

This qualification has 5 mandatory units. 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 can this course lead to

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

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