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NCFE Advanced Practitioner In Schools And Colleges Certificate Level 4

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 course is delivered 1 x 3-hour evening session per week at Sutton Coldfield College.

Course Info

Level 4 - Higher
Subject Area
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
Course Length
31 weeks

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years old and employed in a suitable role within a school or college. Previous Level 3 study is a clear advantage but wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding working in schools or colleges is a requirement for this CPD qualification. GCSE English language at grade C/4 or equivalent.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is face to face delivery with some online content. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: direct observation within the workplace and written assignments and professional discussion in line with the Assessment of Learning provided for each unit.


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.

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Management
  • Mentor