What is the course about?
The content of the course provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. You will need a DBS and as learners need to show competence in both skills and knowledge, you will need to be working or be on a practical placement during the taught programme of study in a learning environment (school or college).
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is a Level 3 course, therefore, learners will need to have English Level 2 writing, speaking and Listening skills and Maths Level 2 or GCSE English or Maths to undertake this qualification. Additionally, you should have good digital IT skills. You will need to have an interview with the Team before you are enrolled.
What topics does the course cover?
There are 16 mandatory units which learners need to complete all to achieve the qualification. Some of the topics are as follows - Schools and colleges as organisations, Understand how to safeguard children and young people, understand how children and young people develop and Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course is a mixture of on line learning with some classroom activities where possible. You will gain the knowledge by attending the college and then apply the skills in placement each week. You will be assessed by producing an e-portfolio of evidence that proves your ability and competence to work with children. You will also be assessed on your competency in supporting children by having direct observation and professional discussion with an experienced and qualified assessor.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
For this level 3 qualification, there are fees attached. This will be dependent on your personal circumstances and will be discussed at enrolment. You will need access to a home computer or laptop and a reliable internet source. Using a memory stick to store information can be advantageous. If you do not have your own equipment you maybe eligible for free technical equipment? Please ask our Admissions Team for support and information.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of this course you will have gained an accredited Level 3 qualification in Supporting teaching and learning. You will be able to work with others to support and promote children�s development. You will have working knowledge of the legislation, policies and procedures that are required by the OFSTED inspection. The course will have developed your ICT and research skills.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This qualification can lead to progression on to the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges, a foundation degree, or specialist roles within the workforce.