This course is for adults (19+) wishing to work in the education sector and is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistants, cover supervisors, parent support advisors or those in similar roles at level 3 in the school environment. You will gain a secure understanding of the behaviours, knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.
A level 2 in a related qualification and / or industry experience.
A good standard of maths and English.
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence or written assignments. Regular formative assessment and feedback supports progress and development throughout the course.
Maths and English GCSE's are not an entry requirement, however, a good standard of written and verbal communication and academic ability is essential at level 3.
You will need to be working or on a practical placement in an education setting with children and young people aged 5 to 19 years to show competence in both knowledge and skills. It is recommended a placement is attended a minimum of 1 day per week.
Thursday evening, 5pm - 8pm.
The Level 3 qualification is a one year part-time adult programme. There is an expectation that along with a placement to show occupational competence you will spend time at home researching and completing assignments.
This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools, and will qualify you to work as a teaching and learning support assistant in schools and education settings.
There are a range of units that are a blend of knowledge and skills. Core units include:
- child development
- equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- communication and professional relationships
Plus a wide range of specialist optional units.
This qualification allows progression to relevant Higher level Cert HE and into the workforce.
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