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This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

Career Destinations

This qualification is for those working or volunteering in a school environment and want to gain a nationally recognised qualification. It is suitable for those working in roles supporting pupils learning including:

  • Teaching assistants
  • Learning support assistants
  • Special educational needs assistants

What can I do next?

From this course you can progress on to a Level 4 qualification.

What will I be doing?

You will undertake units in the following:

  • 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 children and young people's development
  • 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
  • Support children and young people's speech, language and communication
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners
  • Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Support children and young people during transitions
  • Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people

Added Extras

You will be assigned your own personal Assessor who will support you with gathering evidence to support the assessment of your work.

How will I be assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board

Entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years old. You must have a paid or voluntary role in a school for at least 12 hours a week.

If you'd like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411.

What do I need to bring?

You may want to purchase the course book Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning level 3.

Fee Information

Cost is £2257.00.

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