Provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments. Covering all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support, and personal development and reflective practice. Aimed at learners working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or specialist schools.
Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
The Level 3 Certificate consists of 4 mandatory and 3 optional units.
To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, learners must achieve a minimum of 44 credits:
- Mandatory (32 credits)
- Optional (12 credits)
All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. Methods of assessment could include:
- Direct observation within the workplace
- Portfolio of evidence
- Professional discussion
- Written assignments or a task set
All the assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.
You may be required to undertake the following modules if you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English:
Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)
Apprenticeship: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be at least 16 years of age and in employment for at least 16 hours per week.
Workbased: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be 16 years of age and in employment for at least 16 hours per week, volunteering or on a practical placement as they will be required to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
Apprenticeship – no fee if this course is taken as an apprenticeship
Workbased Course Fee – £1,000
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.