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This certificate is a work-based qualification for those supporting teaching and learning in any type of school. The course has been developed to reflect changes in support staff roles following implementation of workforce reform and covers the role of teaching assistant but have been broadened in scope to include new roles and responsibilities.
The emphasis is collecting evidence of what you do as part of your normal working day as you provide support to teachers and learners. It also aims to develop and improve your knowledge and skills in the classroom support.
You will need a work placement for this course, your school will be required to provide a mentor to support you in your studies by helping you source information and provide you with feedback. Whilst in your workplace, your tutor will visit you twice to do an observation. You will be required to attend course workshops and assessment tutorials which will be onsite at the college with your tutor.
Funding and Financial Support Options
This course may have a variety of funding options available to you including:
- Learner Loan Options
- Regional Entitlements
How will I learn?
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! For Level 3 you can be working in a voluntary capacity but must be in school at least two days per week, although the more experience you have of supporting in school will benefit your knowledge and understanding.
Each unit of the course is accessed via ‘Smart Assessor’ an online portfolio. Evidence and observations are not graded but are assessed as to whether they meet the set criteria for that unit, or not. To achieve the Level 3 certificate, we require learners to achieve a minimum of 32 credits at Level 3. Learners are encouraged to complete units of competence in one academic year, although you may request additional tuition to complete outstanding work if necessary, up to a maximum of 5 years.
To achieve the Level 3 certificate we require learners to achieve a minimm
of 32 credits at Level 3. Learners are encouraged to complete units of
competence in one academic year, although you may request addtional tuition to
complete outstanding work if necessary, up to a maximum of 5
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