This one-year 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 at least 18 years old and employed, or in a placement, in a suitable role within a school or college. Previous Level 3 study is a clear advantage but a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding working in schools or colleges is a requirement for this CPD qualification. At interview we will be able to offer you discreet advice in relation to your suitability for entry.
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.
This qualification has 5 mandatory units.
All units will be assessed by your Lecturer and Assessor 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.
This qualification may be used alongside other qualifications to progress to higher education. You may progress within the workforce in the following job roles and responsibilities:
• Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
• Higher Level Practitioner/Teaching Assistant
• Internal progression at a higher level, including those with management responsibilities
• Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities.
This certificate is part of our new suite of Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications!