Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3

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Edexcel (Pearson)


This qualification will provide learners with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments. It is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistants, learning mentors or those in similar roles.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be working or volunteering in a school for a minimum of 12 hours per week. You must hold a relevant Level 2 qualification or currently working/volunteering in a suitable role. You must have a clear DBS certificate.

What subjects will I study?

? Child and young person development
? Safeguarding children and young people
? Communication and professional relationships
? Schools as organisations
? Support learning activities
? Promote positive behaviour
? Develop professional relationships
? Promote equality, diversity and inclusion
? Support assessment for learning
? Engage in personal development
? Support health and safety

Functional Skills form part of your course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

How will I learn?

? College classes are one morning per week once a fortnight.
? Self study and practical experience.

How will I be assessed?

Observation of practice, professional discussion and written assignments.

What opportunities will this lead to?

You will be qualified to work as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant, learning mentor and similar roles at level 3.
Foundation Degree

How long is the course?

1 year

Are there any additional costs?

There is an additional cost of £44 for a DBS check.

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