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CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges – for experienced Teaching Assistants/ LSA’s


We are very excited to bring you the first distance learning CACHE Level 4 Certificate for an Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges. You can start any time of the year!

It is the brand new qualification for experienced Teaching Assistants. It offers chance of gaining a higher level qualification for experienced teaching assistants/ LSA’s. This is the ideal course for you if you are an experienced support worker and preferably have a level 3 certificate in a related subject. You must be employed in a school or college environment.

This is the perfect course for learners that struggle to attend college for taught sessions. Unlike other courses, the programme is tailored around you and along with regular online support you will have regular tutorials with your assessor to give you feedback and support to enable you to achieve your qualification.

You will also be able to access support every week via planned telephone calls or emails.  They will guide you through the reading, research and assignments you need to complete show your knowledge and understanding. Your assessor will mark your assignments, give you feedback and help you to become an even better practitioner. This would also be an ideal course for staff working with pupils in referral units or home education.

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 workbased 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.

There are five mandatory units:

  • 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
  • Implementing change in school or college setting

You must complete a  portfolio of evidence that must cover all assessment criteria  which includes a series of written assignments, projects and workplace evidence which are submitted for assessment. You will receive feedback on your work and the opportunity to resubmit if further evidence is required.  You will may observed in your work place by your assessor to demonstrate your occupational competence or need to provide expert witness testimony to evidence your skills performance.

The course lasts 9 months from enrolment, although  some learners may complete before this.

The price includes:

  • Highly qualified and experienced assessor
  • Online support
  • Course materials
  • Registration and certification
  • Postage of certificates

Interest free payment options available

  • Full payment of £810


  • Initial payment of £210, followed by 6 monthly payments of £100 by standing order

On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to progress onto higher education, teacher training or promotion within the workforce.

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  1. 5 out of 5


    This course has been very detailed and informative. I have loved every single minute of it. I would like to say a massive thank you to Sam Sutton who has been my tutor throughout the course.

    She has been very understanding and considerate towards my personal learning needs. I had told Sam I have a form of learning difficulties, Sam would always make sure I understood the assignment and always adapted the learning towards my needs.

    Sam has been amazing throughout the course, from the moment I enroled to the end, which was a few days ago. Once again a massive thank you Sam for all the help you have given me and I shall be applying for university soon to continue my studies. You have given me a lot of confidence.

    Thank you once again

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      It has been a pleasure supporting you Mohammed and seeing you develop your written skills, confidence and your reflective practice. I wish you every success in the future.

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Duration 9 Months
Level Level 4
Awarding Organisation CACHE
Location Distance learning - we assess across the UK
Payment options Interest free instalments available Initial payment of £210, followed by 6 monthly payments of £100
Price £810.00

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