Teaching Assistant: Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Anyone who wants to work as a teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school should take a look at our NCFE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools course.
Teaching assistants provide invaluable educational support to teachers which allows them to concentrate on teaching. Our course will prepare you for a rewarding career working with children in the classroom, a role for which demand is high across the country. Once you have graduated, you will be equipped with the skills and the qualifications you need to help children to learn and develop.
The course will improve your understanding of the factors that affect children’s and young people’s development, and equip you with the knowledge required to safeguard their welfare. You will enhance your communication skills and learn to build professional relationships with children, adults, and young people. You’ll also study the nature of schools as organisations to prepare you for working in that context.
We have a 98% success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students. A large proportion of graduates have acquired posts in mainstream and special schools teaching children who range from early years to secondary level.
After you have registered, you will receive access to our online learning area which contains all the course materials. The course is broken down into individual units that you will be required to pass to gain your qualification.
Our online programme is designed to make you feel like you are in the classroom. It comprises professionally narrated e-learning modules, all necessary reading materials and briefs for the assignments that you will need to complete. You will have access to all of this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the 6 months.
We offer an effective support service to build your confidence and study skills and help you to gain your qualification. You will be allocated a course tutor who will keep an eye on your progress during the course. The tutor will provide feedback on assessments and be available to answer queries via email and the online student portal.
This qualification aims to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.
The Level 3 Award includes four of the mandatory units required to gain the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. This enables credits and learning to be transferred from this qualification to the Level 3 Certificate and provides a direct progression route.
The online training course comprehensively covers the four modules that are listed under the curriculum. It is intended to be completed in 80 guided learning hours.
These are the four mandatory units that are required to achieve the NCFE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools:
Unit 1: Understand Child and Young Person Development
This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how children and young people develop from birth to the age of 19, including underpinning theoretical perspectives.
It also covers the actions taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on children and young people.
Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to safeguard children and young people. It also contains material on e-safety.
Unit 3: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively and build 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 how schools operate.
01. GETTING STARTED
02. COURSE SYLLABUS AND SUMMARY
- Qualification summary guidence
- Syllabus of Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching Learning in Schools
03. NCFE AWARDING BODY SPECIFICATION
- Qualification Specification
04. UNITS TUTORIALS
05. RECOMMENDED READING MATERIALS
06. ASSIGNMENT BRIEFS
07. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS -TEACHING SUPPORT STAFF JOB ROLES
08. REFERENCE GUIDENCE
09. SUBMIT YOUR WORK
You will receive 12 months of access to your online study platform from the date that you purchase the course. Within the 12 month period, you can decide how quickly or slowly the training goes. It’s perfectly possible to complete the course in stages and fit your work in around your other commitments.
Method of Assessment:
The Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is a knowledge-based qualification. As a result, a school placement is not required to successfully complete this course. Instead, you will be assessed through a series of written assignments.
The course has four units and there is an assignment for each that will need to be completed and submitted for marking. Your tutor will observe your progress and provide you with any necessary assistance.
On successful completion, you will receive the industry recognised NCFE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF).
NCFE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the respective qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.
Learners will be able to progress to a broad range of destinations including:
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Level 3 Diplomas for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
Foundation Degree in Supporting Inclusive Practice, BA degree in Education or PGCE.
A career in teaching.
Range of level 4 qualifications.
There is a charge of £199 for assessment and your certificate. You will need to pay this when you are submitting your assessments. It is not required to pay anything upon registration.
Benefits you will gain:
By enrolling in to this course, you’ll get:
- High quality e-learning study materials and mock exams.
- Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
- Includes step-by-step tutorial videos and an effective, professional support service.
- 24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
- Benefit of applying NUS extra Discount Card.
- Recognised Accredited Qualification.
- Access Course Content on Mobile, Tablet or Desktop.
- Study in a user friendly, advanced online learning platform.
- Excellent customer service and administrative support.
Who is this course for?
- The programme is for people who are working or wish to work as teaching assistants at Key Stages 1-4 and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. It can also help graduates to begin a career as a learning support assistant or special needs assistant.
- It is suitable for learners not yet in a school role but who have the capability to achieve at Level 3, or learners in a Level 2 role wishing to demonstrate that they are ready for progression to Level 3. It is also suitable as initial training for those newly in post.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will need to have a good command of basic English and be at least 16 years of age. This is an online course, so you will also need easy access to the internet.
Once trained, you’ll be highly sought after by schools all over the UK who are looking for effective methods to support teaching and learning staff. If you are already working in a school as a teaching assistant, the course can reinforce and add to your skills. It also gives you the formal qualification you need to advance in your role.
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