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This is a part-time, one-year course taught on one day per week. It is aimed at those whose role includes supporting teaching and learning in the school environment (primary, secondary and special schools). For example, teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants If successful, you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Qualification credit value: 30 credits at Level 2.
Aims of the course
To provide an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments. It includes learning about children and young people's development, safeguarding their welfare and communication and professional relationships.
You will study 2 optional units (tbc) and 9 mandatory units: 1. Child and young person development, 2. Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, 3. Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, 4. Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people. 5. Help improve own and team practice in schools. 6. Maintain and support relationships with children and young people. 7. Support children and young people's health and safety. 8. Support children and young people's positive behaviour, 9. Support learning activities.
Candidates build a portfolio of evidence which will include written assignments, tasks and direct observations within the workplace etc. You must also complete a 100-hour placement between September and June, whilst on the course, in an education setting. There is no final examination.
Successful completion of this course can lead to:
- Employment as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant, special needs assistant
- L3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (must have GCSE English & maths Grade C or above)
Education sector ? teaching or other support roles
- 4 GCSEs (grades D-E) ? two of which must be English and math
- Secured placement or job (min.100hours) ? written confirmation to be provided
- Current DBS certificate.
- Completion of an initial assessments that indicates an appropriate level of English
This course is classroom-based and will also include workshops and online learning opportunities
Process for Application
To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.