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Part-time Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 | Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

The certificates are work-based qualifications for those supporting teaching and learning in any type of school: primary (including foundation stage), secondary, special or pupil referral units. They have been developed to reflect changes in support staff roles following implementation of workforce ...

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When Times Where Level Day Fee UCAS Code Institution Code How to enrol?
17th September 2019 - 30th June 20209:30am - 12:30pmFilton Campus2Tuesday£815Enrolment Form
18th September 2019 - 24th June 20209:30am - 12:30pmStroud Campus2Wednesday£815Enrolment Form
18th September 2019 - 1st July 20209:30am - 12:30pmFilton Campus3Wednesday£1417Enrolment Form
18th September 2019 - 24th June 20205:30pm - 8:30pmFilton Campus3Wednesday£1417Enrolment Form
17th October 2019 - 25th June 20209:30am - 12:30pmStroud Campus3Thursday£1417Enrolment Form

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

The certificates are work-based qualifications for those supporting teaching and learning in any type of school: primary (including foundation stage), secondary, special or 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 • Course workshops • Assessment tutorials • Observation from tutor Your school is required to provide a 'mentor' to support you in your studies by helping you source information and providing 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 in 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 1 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 you are an experienced teaching assistant wanting to enhance your skills. You may be employed or working as a volunteer and you may have general or specific responsibilities for a particular pupil or group(s) of learners.

What do I need to join?

For Level 2 you can be working in a voluntary capacity, but you must be in school at least two mornings or afternoons per week (6 hours), although the more experience you have of supporting in school, the more this will benefit your knowledge and understanding. For Level 3 you must be employed by a school and be in school at least two days per week. Adults working in a voluntary capacity should start at Level 2, as the Level 3 course assumes the individual has a level of responsibility and autonomy in the school and is working as part of a team. You will need to secure a work placement at a primary/secondary school if you are not employed. It is the responsibility of the student to discuss with their school the requirements for a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. There are no formal qualification requirements for candidates wishing to enrol on these courses. However, candidates should be aware of the government’s agenda for all those who embark on a programme of study to have a level of proficiency in English, maths and ICT. It is recommended that they should achieve a Level 2 in these subjects by the end of their qualification, if they do not have it when they start. For those candidates without a Level 2 in these subjects, courses will be offered alongside the qualification.

How will I know how I am doing?

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 you will experience a variety of learning and 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! 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 or not they meet the set criteria for that unit.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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