York College

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Who is this course aimed at?

Are you working in a school with children aged 5 years and upwards? Would you like to further your career opportunities? Have you a level 3 already and want to develop your understanding, skills and abilities?

Then this may be the course for you.


This level 4 qualification will challenge you in both daily practice and theoretical understanding. You will acquire and use leadership, mentoring, coach and reflection skills through the qualification.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years and over and hold a full level 3 Childcare/Teaching assistant qualification and Maths/English GCSE or equivalent. Applicants must have a wealth of experience working directly with children in a classroom.

Dates and Times

2019 dates TBC, for more info please contact the InfoZone on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling them on 01904 770770.

Course Length

Year long course



Course Content

Units 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
  • Working with families and other professionals
  • Implementing change in school

Teaching Methods

You will have 3 hours a week in college and then have tasks to do in school. This will allow you to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Exams and Assessments

All unties will be internally assessed using a range of written assignments, professional discussions and direct observations in the workplace.


NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges


You may progress within the workforce in the following roles:

  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
  • Higher Level Practitioner/Teaching Assistant
  • Internal progression at a higher level, including those with management responsibilities
  • Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.


Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.



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