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Level 4 NCFE Cache Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges

Higher Education

Course Overview

This course provides professional development opportunities for experienced practitioners working in the school and college workforce. It will embrace the wealth of experience, proven knowledge and skills of the learner in a teaching and learning environment.

Students will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection through work-based learning opportunities.

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

Course Content

Students will acquire further knowledge and skills to complete a portfolio of evidence and successfully achieve the following five units and the qualification:

  • 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

Entry Requirement

This course provides professional development opportunities for experiences practitioners working in schools and colleges, therefore learners should be working in a suitable role within one of these areas.

They are required to be over 18 years old with preferably a level 3 qualification although a highly skilled and experienced practitioner would be taken into consideration.


Assessment is by production of a personal portfolio of evidence demonstrating understanding and competence in practice of the learning outcomes of the level 4 advanced Certificate in Advanced Practitioner in Schools and College. Learners must complete a selection of assignment tasks as part of their evidence.

The learner will be assessed in their workplace by a qualified business trainer/assessor, which may include direct observation, written assignments and professional discussions

Where does this course lead to

 Learners 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.

Course is now full

Course Outline

Course Code: MXEC242
Study Mode: Higher Education
Start Date: 01/08/2021
Day & Time: Flexible
Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £811.00)
Registration Fees: £82.00
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