Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Certificate Level 4 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and over, who are currently employed in the school and college workforce.

It would be an ideal development programme if you are looking to show leadership and specialist skills used in your current role, or in preparation to take on a specialist role such as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator or a Higher Level Practitioner/Teaching Assistant.

This course has five units, providing the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and understanding, and develop skills that will promote quality, encourage leadership, prepare you for management responsibilities and allow for growth in coaching and mentoring others.

The content covers the age range from 0-5 years and includes the following areas:

  • Enabling individuals to learn
  • Understanding how to support children and young people to improve their mental health and well-being
  • Supporting 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

This is the perfect course to help you hone your skills to prepare you for further study at a higher level, within the education sector. It would also suit you if you are looking for internal progression in your role within your school or college.

Assessment Methods

Internal assessment approach: Work-based Portfolio of Evidence arranged to reflect application of theoretical knowledge in practice with clear expectations of engagement with statutory frameworks.

Progression Options

This qualification provides progression to a Level 5 such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

Course Summary

Course Title Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Certificate Level 4
Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years of age.  You need to be employed in a
suitable role within a school or college. Previous Level 3 study is required, as
is a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding of working in schools or

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‘The course provided me with the opportunity to understand my son’s condition and how best to support him and other individuals with disabilities that I work with’

- Rebecca, Understanding Autism, Level 2 Distance Learning

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