Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3
Part time course
The Certificates are work based qualifications for those supporting teaching and learning in any type of school; primary (including foundation stage); secondary; special; pupil referral units. They have been developed to reflect changes in support staff roles following implementation of workforce reform. They cover the role of teaching assistants but have been broadened in scope to include new roles and responsibilities.
The emphasis is on collecting 'evidence' of what you do as part of your normal working day as you provide support to teachers and pupils. It also aims to develop and improve your knowledge and skills in classroom support.
The course consists of four elements that together form the total course:
Work placement/Mentor support
Observation from tutor
Your school is required to provide a "Mentor" to support you in your studies by helping you source information, provide feedback and advice.
To complete the Level 2 Certificate students must achieve a minimum of 30 credits at Level 2. To achieve the Level 3 certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning in School requires learners to achieve a minimum of 32 credits at Level 3. Students are encouraged to complete units of competence in one academic year, although you may pay for additional tuition to complete outstanding work if necessary, up to a maximum of 5 years.
You will find the course invaluable whether you are new to the role, or an experienced Teaching Assistant wanting to enhance your skills. You may be employed or working as a volunteer and may have general or specific responsibilities for a particular pupil or group(s) of learners.
How will the course be delivered
Classes are informal and you are encouraged to talk about your own ideas and experiences. You will be introduced to different ideas about the role of the Teaching Assistant and experience a variety of learning & teaching activities including group work, discussions and presentations.
Come prepared to take part in activities and contribute to discussions and you will get the most from the experience!
How will I know how I am doing?
Each unit of the course is accessed via written evidence compiled in a portfolio. Evidence and observations are not graded, but are assessed as to whether they meet the set criteria for that unit, or not.
How do I apply?
For more Information contact Jonathan Mason
0117 909 2367
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