This provides successful students with a qualification listed on the National Qualifications Database.
The course aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools, and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively and in a self-directed way. It prepares learners to support the Teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning. It seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school.
The Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools leads to the full QCF qualification and provides progression into employment. Learners may also progress to achieve HLTA status. To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools learners must achieve all of the mandatory units totalling 32 credits.
Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this option. This workplace MUST be in a school setting. This can either be a primary, secondary or special school, however you MUST also ensure that the pupils you work with are aged 5+ and are studying at Key Stage 1 or above.
As part of this work placement you must first ensure that a member of staff with occupational competence is able to provide supervision and sign the witness testimonies, to prove you have achieved the work based learning outcomes of this course.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. In addition, students of this qualification will need to arrange and undertake a work placement of a minimum of 50 hours during their course.
Although unit titles vary slightly the course follows the syllabus set for this national qualification. Assessment is through the production of a portfolio of evidence and candidates can choose appropriate forms of evidence for each assessment criteria, but will include written description of knowledge, witness testimonies, observation reports, professional discussion records and similar.
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