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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 | Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

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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 and observation from your tutor. 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. Your school is required to provide a 'mentor' to support you in your studies by helping you source information and providing feedback and advice.

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: Friday 29th May 2020 @ 7.30am (22 hours ago)

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January 2020

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Important - temporary changes to onsite part-time adult courses!

While SGS College remains closed due to Covid-19, we are currently unable to offer part-time adult courses that are usually delivered onsite. Please note that this is only temporary during the current measures set out by Government.

Typically our adult courses run throughout the year so if you would like to express an interest and find out more, please use our enquiry form located below .

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Where
Day
Fee
17th Sep 2019 - 30th Jun 2020
17th Sep 2019 - 30th Jun 2020
Filton CampusTuesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
9:30am - 12:30pm
Filton Campus
Tuesday
£815£815
18th Sep 2019 - 1st Jul 2020
18th Sep 2019 - 1st Jul 2020
Filton CampusWednesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
9:30am - 12:30pm
Filton Campus
Wednesday
£1417£1417
18th Sep 2019 - 24th Jun 2020
18th Sep 2019 - 24th Jun 2020
Stroud CampusWednesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
9:30am - 12:30pm
Stroud Campus
Wednesday
£815£815
18th Sep 2019 - 24th Jun 2020
18th Sep 2019 - 24th Jun 2020
Filton CampusWednesday, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Filton Campus
Wednesday
£1417£1417
27th Mar 2020 - 12th Mar 2021
27th Mar 2020 - 12th Mar 2021
Filton CampusFriday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
9:30am - 12:30pm
Filton Campus
Friday
£815£815

Enquire about Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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