NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges
Take the next step in your career and become a higher level teaching assistant with this NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges qualification.
- Achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE higher level teaching assistant qualification (HLTA).
- This NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges is ideal for anyone hoping to progress their career in education to become a HLTA.
- FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.
- Study at home at your own pace - no need to go to college!
This NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges qualification is the perfect course for anyone currently working in a teaching assistant or support role in a school or college looking to take the next step in their career. With this nationally recognised level 4 qualification, you will be able to progress to become a higher-level teaching assistant/advanced practitioner.
Your studies will embrace the wealth of experience, proven knowledge, and skills you have already gained in a teaching and learning environment and develop them futher. It will challenge youin both your daily practice and theoretical understanding. This course is the next step of learning for an established teaching assistant and it is the only level 4 qualification from NCFE CACHE. During your studies, you will build on your skills in leadership, mentoring, coaching, and reflection.
Once you have successfully completed your course, you will become a qualified higher level teaching assistant or advanced practitioner.
This qualification is supported by the following organisations:
- National Association for Primary Education NAPE
- The Schools, Students, and Teachers network (SSAT)
- The Teaching Assistant College
Up to one year.
Approximately 205 study hours.
You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges and become a qualified higher level teaching assistant.
You must be aged 18 or over to study this course and currently working in a level three role or above in key stage one or higher in a school or college. You must have experience of working in a school or college.
A combination of written assignments, observations, and professional discussions.
Qualification code 603/2474/0. Worth up to 21 credits.
- The roles and responsibilities of the Advanced Practitioner
- The statutory educational frameworks
- The influence of the environment on learning in schools and colleges
- Monitoring and assessment in the school or college environment
- Mental health and wellbeing in children and young people
- The current legislation in relation to children and young people’s mental health
- How to support mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in schools and colleges
- Current frameworks for inclusive practice
- Provision related to children, young people and/or adults’ additional needs
- The role and responsibilities of the special educational needs coordinator (SENCo)
- Factors which affect families who are caring for children, young people and/or adults with special educational needs or disabilities
- Policies and procedures to support children, young people and/or adults with special educational needs or disabilities
- Requirements for partnership working in schools or colleges
- The diverse needs of families
- Leading, coaching, or mentoring staff in own setting in relation to partnership working
- Planning a research project
- Undertaking a review of practice in your setting
- How to present findings to others
You must be aged 18 or over to study this course and currently working in a level three role or above in a school or college.
A previous level three qualification would be an advantage, but it is not essential. However, it is essential that you have experience, knowledge, and understanding of working in a school or college environment to study this course.
Once enrolled, you have up to one year to complete your studies, during the is time you have full tutor support. The course will take approximately 205 hours to complete, but you can complete it in as much or as little time as required, allowing you to work at your own pace without the pressure of tight deadlines.
You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to take control of your studies. You can study at your own pace from a place that suits you. All your learning materials will be posted or emailed to you online, depending on the learning method you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only ever a click away.
All units are internally assessed. The assessments enable your work experience to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you are working in a level three or higher teaching assistant role in a school or college. You will also need a suitably qualified teacher (qualified teacher status) to act as your workplace assessor to observe you, comment on your skills, and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:
- Direct observation of practice
- Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
- Professional discussion
- Reflection on own practice in real work situations
- Written assignments
You will be required to be working in a school or college environment to enable you to provide the evidence required to complete the qualification.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges. You will become fully qualified as a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) and provided with a certificate as recognition of your achievement.
Who are CACHE?
The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working within care and education. CACHE qualifications are recognised across the education and care industries and they are amongst the most well-known and respected qualifications.
Our range of CACHE vocational qualifications are suitable for individuals involved in early years, education, childcare, and health and social care. All courses lead to a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification and are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
CACHE works closely with employers and learners to ensure that learners have a progression route whether it’s into further study, a career, or university. These qualifications have helped millions of people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to meet the professional standards required in the care, education, and health industries.
CACHE Alumni membership
Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.
Once you have successfully completed this course, you can progress to the following job roles and responsibilities:
- Higher level teaching assistant or advanced practitioner.
- Progress internally to a higher level, including roles with management responsibilities.
- Leadership, mentoring, supervision, and management roles.
You must be aged 18 or over to study this course and currently working in a level three role or above in a school or college. A previous level three qualification would be an advantage, but it is not essential. However, it is essential that you have experience, knowledge, and understanding of working in a school or college environment to study this course.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
- Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
- Dedicated student support from our student services team.
- Course materials with learning activities.
- Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
- A free CV critique service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
- A free XO Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
- FREE CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
- A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.
* Not included with the online study option
Yes, you will need to be working in a level 3 teaching assistant role or higher in a key stage one or above environment within a school or college. It is essential you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher (holding QTS) who can act as your workplace assessor to provide written observations on your practice. Your workplace assessor will also need to sign off any additional evidence that you provide for your assessment relating to your placement.
No, everything you need is included in the cost.
It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.