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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools level 3 Award


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Summary

Price
£275 inc VAT
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
120 Hours
Qualification
Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

The course is available to learners who wish to work within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a knowledge based qualification which can be studied prior to taking up a placement or permanent position in school; and does not require a placement.

It is ideally suited to students seeking a qualification prior to taking up a learning support position.

Qualification

Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual

Description

The course is designed for home study or distance learning and is comprised of comprehensive printed course notes presented in an A4 ring binder, together with course assignments and study guide. Tutor support and a student helpline facility are integral to the course, and students have a full 12 months in which to complete their studies. Actual study time will be of the order of 120 hours.

The course is divided up into four study units, each with one tutor marked assignment to be completed. Each assignment contains approx 8-10 written tasks to be completed which are then submitted to a subject tutor for marking. Where required assignments can be re-submitted after amendment in the event that the assessment standards are not full met on first submission.

The course units and topics are as follows:

Unit 1: Understand Child and Young Person Development.

This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how children and young people from birth to 19 years develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives. It also includes actions taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on children and young peoples development.

Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to support the safeguarding of children and young people. The unit contains material on e-safety.

Unit 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding which underpins effective communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

Unit 4: Schools as organisations.

This unit aims to prepare the learner for working in a school. It covers knowledge and understanding of the structure of education, how schools are organised, school ethos, mission, aims and values, legislative and policy frameworks and the wider context in which schools operate.

Who is this course for?

The course is available to learners who wish to work within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a knowledge based qualification which can be studied prior to taking up a placement or permanent position in school; and does not require a placement.

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain a recognised award to enable them to begin work or improve their career in learning support / teaching assistant. It is designed for anyone working or planning to work in learning support and who wish to demonstrate a relevant range of knowledge and job skills.

It is ideally suited to students seeking a qualification prior to taking up a learning support position.

Requirements

There are no study pre-requirements as the course is intended for learners who have not studied this topic beforehand. No placement is required and so the qualification can be gained prior to taking up a placement of post in school.

Career path

The course is intended for learners following a classroom/teaching assistant career route and is relevant to a variety of support roles in schools. It is an ideal first qualification because it can be completed prior to taking up and appointment or volunteering..

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