Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Diploma (QCF)

Adult Skills & Training

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Location

Awarding body

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Part Time - Please contact us for next available date

CACHE

SNL3132B11

Course introduction

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work directly with children or young people in the school environment with this Level 3 qualification. 

As a learner you will select a range of units based around your job role within the school environment. 

Mandatory units: 

  • Understand child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children and young people
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Support children and young people's health and safety

Teaching & learning

You will be taught through a variety of methods including:

  • Lectures
  • Group and individual work
  • Discussion
  • Presentations

Minimum entry requirements

  • It is recommended that you are employed in a school envionment in order to show competence in both knowledge and skills to support your coursework. 
  • If you are volunteeting within a school environment, then you will need to have substantial hours and full support from the school. This is to ensure you are demonstrating a degree of independence and responsibility. 
  • Good skills in Maths and English are essential for those working in an educational environment, so learners may undertake Functional Skills as part of their programme if necessary. 

How will I be assessed?

Methods of assessment could include:

  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Coursework
  • Learner's own plans and written records 

Skills and knowledge that reflect good practice will be assessed through observation in the workplace and a portfolio of written evidence.

Information & support

You will need to purchase your own stationery during the course of your qualification. This includes a ring binder and dividers, A4 paper and pens.

You will also require access to the internet. 

Course fees & Duration

There is a course cost of £2,225.

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan from the Student Loans Company. For more information please visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans .

What can I do with this qualification?

Qualifications gained from this course:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) - Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE);  a specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector
  • Functional Skills, if applicable, in English and Maths.

Upon successful completion and providing you have sufficient experience in the workplace, you may consider progression to HLTA or a Foundation Degree.

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