Course Type / Attendance

Part Time

Subject Area

Subject Area Education and Supporting Teaching and Learning

Start Date

September 2019





Course Level


Award to be received

Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges

Regulatory Body


Home / Course / Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Certificate, Level 4 (HLTA)

Who is this course for?

This Level 4 qualification aims to provide practitioners working within schools and colleges the opportunity for additional professional development.  Building on your experience gained as a Teaching Assistant, Mentor or Early Years practitioner you will develop your experience, and enhance your knowledge and skills within the teaching and learning environment. It will challenge you in both daily practice and theoretical understanding.

Ideally, this qualification is for educational practitioners who already possess a level 3 qualification within the sector, and wish to progress their practice to a higher level.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You would need to possess a suitable Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Learning Support, Education and Training, Mentoring or Early Years as well as GCSE (or level 2 equivalent) Maths and English.

What are the key things you'll learn?

You will study five units to include:

  • Enabling individuals to learn
  • Understand how to support children and young people to improve their mental health and well-being
  • Working with others to support 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 in school or college setting.

How you will learn

You will experience a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies to include individual and group work activities and tasks.

The assessment methods will include essays, reports, presentations and reflections.

You will need to be working OR on a practical placement for the duration of the course in a learning environment (school or college) as you need to demonstrate competence in both skills and knowledge.

Where could this course take you?

You may progress within the workforce in the following job roles and responsibilities:

Higher Level Practitioner including Teaching Assistant or Early Years Practitioner or Management responsibilities leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities.

What costs will you incur?

The cost of the course is £800 – and you may need to purchase stationery items.