Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in SchoolsCertificate • Level 3
About the course
Enrolling on this course will enable you to successfully support the learning and development of both Primary and Secondary school children. You may be working in a one-to-one capacity or responsible for groups of children, while working alongside a teacher in the classroom. You will take a greater role and responsibility in the planning and delivery of curriculum and further develop skills to support the social and emotional development of children. There will be opportunities to further develop your skills and knowledge, including your effective communication skills when working with children and young people. You will apply your knowledge about child and young persons’ development and support children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities. You will reflect upon your own and team practice whilst working in schools and support the team’s development. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures and the implementation of these will be gained.
Type of LearningAdult Learning
Study ModePart Time
Awarded ByCity & Guilds
Location ByBurnley College
Delegates must have a good standard of English and Maths and have successfully completed a Level 2 Teaching Assistant programme. Ideally you will be in paid employment within a primary or secondary school or have 18 hours per week volunteering in a school and must be able to carry out the duties of a Level 3 Teaching Assistant. As part of the interview process you will undertake an initial assessment for Maths and English and also complete a short written assessment. A current DBS is also required.
Like all vocational qualifications, the Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualifications are competence based and candidates will attend college to develop the essential basic knowledge, understanding and skills for each unit. You will be assigned a Trainer Assessor who will visit you in your work placement to observe you and you will build a portfolio of evidence.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to a university course such as the Foundation Degree in Children Young People and their Services, and the BA (Hons) in Children, Schools and Families. Careers that this course may lead to include Teaching Assistant, Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Teacher.