Part Time:

Level 4 Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges – Certificate

Course Details

Entry Requirements

You need to be at least 18 years old and have Level 3 qualification in teaching and learning or a relevant subject. You also need to be working in the sector for at least 12 hours per week.


This 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 complete 5 mandatory units where they will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection. You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as observations in the workplace, written assessments and professional discussions.

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.


You will be assessed through a complete portfolio of evidence gathered from your employment. This might include observations in the work setting, emails, written tasks and annotated documents.


Learners 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.

Additional Costs

What you can expect from us

All of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures, tutorials, seminars, and teaching facilities. You will also have access to some support and services:

  • A range of student services – advisors and careers service;
  • The LRC services are free for students and there are some e-resources available. You may become liable for fines if you don’t return items on time.
  • Open access IT spaces, wi-fi across the campuses
  • Access to support from our Careers Service



  • Some core textbooks may be required although many are able to be borrowed from the LRC
  • General stationery and other supplies such as presentation materials
  • Photocopying and printing (note: a hard copy of each assessment to be submitted is required)
  • The library is charged for the Inter Library Loans service – we pass this cost on directly to our customers
  • Travel to, from and between Fareham and Chichester University
  • Gym membership
  • Educational Visits,  Students may be required to pay towards the cost
  • If you require a Diagnostic Assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty such as Dyslexia, the college may be able to assist you in arranging this. You will be required to pay for this assessment.
  • Graduation: It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Graduands must wear academic dress. Academic dress, guest tickets and photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Courses that work with vulnerable people may require a DBS enhanced disclosure check. Often your employer will organise this for you but if you are completing a placement this will cost about £44.

Level 4 Course


One Year

Start Dates

07.10.2019 – 01.06.2020 | Mon | 16:00 – 19:00

Course Cost

Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Funding Information

You may be eligible to receive fee remission or a loan for this course. Please contact our Enrolments Team on 01329 815 171 for more information or email them below.


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