What you will learn

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 work-based learning opportunities.

Ideal if

You are currently employed as a practitioner working at a school or college. It is for learners whoThe qualification is aimed at learners who are employed in suitable roles within schools or colleges. Learner knowledge and understanding that comes from working in schools or colleges is a requirement for this CPD qualification. are looking to develop leadership and specialist skills for use in their current, or future role.

What to expect

The delivery of the qualification will be completed mainly online via the ‘Google Classroom’ virtual learning environment. At level 4, learners should be able to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address broadly-defined, complex problems. It includes taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action for yourself and others. You also need to understand different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them. There are no requirements for observation of workplace skills; however, the assessor will visit to obtain evidence of work products to support your written work. You will receive a login to an on-line portfolio account which can be accessed from any Wifi point or through 3/4G either at work, at home or in our centre. You will be provided with a detailed course programme which will help you to achieve your qualification in 6 months. At the centre you will be welcome to access different resources to support your learning including laptops, desktops, tablets and textbooks.

What next

This qualification can provide evidence for a personal statement for those looking to enter Higher Education, for example a Foundation Degree.

Work Placement

You will need to be working or volunteering in a school or college based placement.

Attendance days

This is a RORO course, meaning you can start the qualification at any point throughout the year. This course is flexible so can be arranged around your schedule.

Learners must be at least 18 years old and employed in a suitable role within a school or college. Previous Level 3 study is a clear advantage but wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding working in schools or colleges is a requirement for this CPD qualification.

All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. If you have experience or previous knowledge that will support your application please remember to include it.

Fees and Funding information

Please feel free to call regarding any queries about funding on 01752 202266.

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