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Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 Certificate (RQF)

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Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 Certificate (RQF)

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of advanced practitioners
  • Learn about the importance of mental health in children and young people
  • Study the importance of the partnership between schools and families
  • Develop your skills to support the school community
  • Further your career in education
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification in just a few months

About your Course

This Level 4 certificate will help develop your skills in leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection, helping you to develop within the school or college setting.

You will combine your on the job experience with theoretical understanding to provide support across the organisation, helping colleagues and supporting students.

You will understand the impact environment can have on learning, mental health and well-being in children and young people. You will also study how to monitor and assess their performance and welfare.

This will include learning about current legislation, inclusive practice and the challenges associated with disabilities and special educational needs.

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

Getting Started

The Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioners in Schools and Colleges is designed to equip established education professionals with essential leadership and mentoring skills.

This will allow them to support fellow staff members with their development, as well as assist students with their learning and progression through education.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study online you are the one taking charge of your education. With no physical classes or timetables, you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Enabling Individuals to Learn

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the advanced practitioner
  • Understand the statutory educational frameworks in own home
  • Understand the influence of the environment on learning
  • Understand the monitoring and assessment in own school or college

Unit 2: Understand how to Support Children and Young People to Improve their Mental Health and Well-being

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand mental health and well-being in children and young people
  • Understand the current legislation to children and young people’s mental health in their own home
  • Understand how to support mental health and well-being of children and young people in schools and colleges

Unit 3: Working with Others to Support Individuals with Additional Needs and Disability in a School or College

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the current framework for inclusive practice
  • Understand provision related to children, young people and/or adults’ additional needs
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the special educational needs coordinator (SENco)
  • Understand factors which affect families who are caring for children, young people and/or adults with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Understand own setting's policies and procedures to support children, young people and/or adults with special educational needs or disabilities

Unit 4: Working with Families and other Professionals in a School or College setting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand requirements for partnership working in schools and colleges
  • Understand the diverse needs of families and how these are addressed
  • Be able to lead, coach or mentor staff in own setting in relation to partnership working

Unit 5: Implementing change in School or College setting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan a research project
  • Be able to undertake a review of practice in own setting
  • Be able to understand how to present findings to others

Entry Requirements

The Advanced Practioner qualification is designed for experienced, senior practitioners who are able to make significant contributions to planning, delivery and evaluation of activities, in an appropriate setting. As this is a Level 4 qualification, learners will be required to demonstrate and excellent standard of written english and will be expected to use an appropriate referencing system, together with demonstrating an ability to carry out their own research in order to support their studies.

Minimum Age restriction

18

Average completion timeframe

The average completion time for this course is 12 months.

Assessment requirements

Assessments will be carried out using various evaluation mediums such as, witness statements, reflections, case studies, placement log and written questions.

Placement or Practical required

Learners need to be employed as a TA to complete this course - see entry requirements . The Advanced Practitioner qualification is designed for experienced, senior practitioners who are able to make substantial contributions to planning, delivery and review of activities in an appropriate setting.

If placement or practical required, when?

Work placement is required throughout the qualification.

Is Membership Required?

No Membership

Observation by us required

Witness statements are required

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certification within 12 weeks of successfully completing the qualification. Please note this can be longer if a EQA sample is required

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

After each unit, there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 205 hrs.

 

CACHE

CACHE logo

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Cache Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 Certificate (RQF) (Qualification Code 603/2474/0)

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 28th June
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 28th June

Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 Certificate (RQF)

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of advanced practitioners
  • Learn about the importance of mental health in children and young people
  • Study the importance of the partnership between schools and families
  • Develop your skills to support the school community
  • Further your career in education
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification in just a few months

About your Course

This Level 4 certificate will help develop your skills in leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection, helping you to develop within the school or college setting.

You will combine your on the job experience with theoretical understanding to provide support across the organisation, helping colleagues and supporting students.

You will understand the impact environment can have on learning, mental health and well-being in children and young people. You will also study how to monitor and assess their performance and welfare.

This will include learning about current legislation, inclusive practice and the challenges associated with disabilities and special educational needs.

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

Getting Started

The Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioners in Schools and Colleges is designed to equip established education professionals with essential leadership and mentoring skills.

This will allow them to support fellow staff members with their development, as well as assist students with their learning and progression through education.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study online you are the one taking charge of your education. With no physical classes or timetables, you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Enabling Individuals to Learn

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the advanced practitioner
  • Understand the statutory educational frameworks in own home
  • Understand the influence of the environment on learning
  • Understand the monitoring and assessment in own school or college

Unit 2: Understand how to Support Children and Young People to Improve their Mental Health and Well-being

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand mental health and well-being in children and young people
  • Understand the current legislation to children and young people’s mental health in their own home
  • Understand how to support mental health and well-being of children and young people in schools and colleges

Unit 3: Working with Others to Support Individuals with Additional Needs and Disability in a School or College

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the current framework for inclusive practice
  • Understand provision related to children, young people and/or adults’ additional needs
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the special educational needs coordinator (SENco)
  • Understand factors which affect families who are caring for children, young people and/or adults with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Understand own setting's policies and procedures to support children, young people and/or adults with special educational needs or disabilities

Unit 4: Working with Families and other Professionals in a School or College setting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand requirements for partnership working in schools and colleges
  • Understand the diverse needs of families and how these are addressed
  • Be able to lead, coach or mentor staff in own setting in relation to partnership working

Unit 5: Implementing change in School or College setting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan a research project
  • Be able to undertake a review of practice in own setting
  • Be able to understand how to present findings to others

Entry Requirements

The Advanced Practioner qualification is designed for experienced, senior practitioners who are able to make significant contributions to planning, delivery and evaluation of activities, in an appropriate setting. As this is a Level 4 qualification, learners will be required to demonstrate and excellent standard of written english and will be expected to use an appropriate referencing system, together with demonstrating an ability to carry out their own research in order to support their studies.

Minimum Age restriction

18

Average completion timeframe

The average completion time for this course is 12 months.

Assessment requirements

Assessments will be carried out using various evaluation mediums such as, witness statements, reflections, case studies, placement log and written questions.

Placement or Practical required

Learners need to be employed as a TA to complete this course - see entry requirements . The Advanced Practitioner qualification is designed for experienced, senior practitioners who are able to make substantial contributions to planning, delivery and review of activities in an appropriate setting.

If placement or practical required, when?

Work placement is required throughout the qualification.

Is Membership Required?

No Membership

Observation by us required

Witness statements are required

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certification within 12 weeks of successfully completing the qualification. Please note this can be longer if a EQA sample is required

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

After each unit, there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 205 hrs.

 

Qualifications

CACHE

CACHE logo

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Cache Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 Certificate (RQF) (Qualification Code 603/2474/0)

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
OUR PASS RATE
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(National Average 73.8%)
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