Supporting Teaching & Learning Certificate Level 3

Supporting Teaching & Learning Certificate Level 3

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You can become qualified to work with children or young people in primary, secondary or schools for specialist support.

You will learn about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, supporting literacy and numeracy and schools as organisations.

Work placement in a relevant setting is built into this course.

Please note if you are 16-18 you have to study this course full time.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time or Part Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill
Course code 73126-01
Fee 16-18 No Fees, 19+ £1417 (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible)

What you learn

Course themes:

  • Schools and colleges as organisations
  • Support health and safety in a learning environment
  • Understand how to safeguard children and young people
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand how children and young people develop
  • Support positive behaviour in children and young people
  • Support children and young people during learning activities
  • Support English and maths skills
  • Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Engage in personal and professional development


Benefits / Skills you will develop

This course will develop your skills as a teaching assistant within the school to support children to learn and develop effectively. You will learn how to keep children safe and protected, and how to support positive behaviour. You will learn how to develop professional relationships with the workforce within schools, and how to work with parents and children in partnership. You will be assisting the teacher in preparing and delivering learning activities for children in primary or secondary education.

How you will be assessed

They will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments and completing set tasks.

You will also study in English and maths alongside this course, as they are key requirements for working in education and supporting children to develop literacy and numeracy skills.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a passion for working with children and the energy and enthusiasm to engage with them in a work placement. You will need to do 2 days per week in a school placement.

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or 4 or a full Level 2 Childcare qualification.

To apply for this course you will need either English or Maths GCSE at grade 4 (C) or you may have achieved functional skills Level 2.

What's next

You can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools, or the Foundation Degree in Learning Support.

You could become a Teaching Assistant, a Senior Learning Support Assistant , Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant, or a Learning Mentor

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