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NCFE Level 4 Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges

Level 4
1 year
Part Time
Middlehaven (Main Building)
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Course overview

This Level 4 Advanced Practitioner course aims to support current teaching assistants and learning support staff to achieve advanced practitioner status (HLTA). The qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for current practitioner working within schools and colleges.

The qualification will embrace the wealth and 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 and mentoring, coaching and refection as you progress through the qualification through work-based learning opportunities. Upon achievement of this qualification, you will be equipped as an Advanced Practitioner (HLTA).

The knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies will the learner develop?

The content of the qualifications is based on the teaching assistants’ standards for learning support practitioners and theoretical perspectives.

This course does not give HLTA status and learners will also have to complete time working in an advanced practitioner to apply for this status.

Course Fee:

Childcare & Early Years

Childcare students will be based in our multi-million pound campus, with specialist classrooms and equipment such as cyber babies and early years resources. Completing a work placement is a crucial element of our childcare courses as it means you can apply classroom learning in a real work environment.

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Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need to achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive support service and bursary scheme to help you through your studies. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.