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Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

Are you currently working as a teaching assistant and looking to gain a recognised qualification? Are you wanting to develop in your role and increase your employability?

This course will provide you with the generic knowledge and skills required to work as a teaching assistant or similar role, incorporating the more specialised areas. Achieving this qualification is likely to enhance your career prospects and enable further training opportunities.

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time
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What will I do?

The course covers all areas of the teaching assistant role e.g. communication, behaviour management, supporting learning activities and safeguarding. This course is approximately 50% theory and 50% practical.

You will study the following 11 mandatory units:

Communication and professional relationships
Schools as organisations
Support learning activities
Promote positive behaviour
Develop professional relationships
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Assessment for learning
Child development
Personal development
Safeguarding
Health and safety
Your allocated Workplace Trainer will also guide you in selecting optional units relevant to your teaching assistant role.

We will also support your development in English and maths which are a key component of all College programmes.

What's next?

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto a foundation degree in learning and teaching or an early years foundation degree. These are also work-based routes into teaching. You may also consider Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) training.

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Is it for me?

Are you currently working as a teaching assistant and looking to gain a recognised qualification? Are you wanting to develop in your role and increase your employability?

This course will provide you with the generic knowledge and skills required to work as a teaching assistant or similar role, incorporating the more specialised areas. Achieving this qualification is likely to enhance your career prospects and enable further training opportunities.

COURSE INFORMATION

  • Start Date Various
  • Day FLEXIBLE
  • Course Ref 4035-1/2
  • Location Chaffron Way Campus
  • Fees
  • 16 - 18 £ 0.00
  • 19 - 23 £ 2225.00
  • 24+ £ 2225.00
  • Overseas £ 2225.00

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

  • You will need to have been employed as a teaching assistant for a minimum of three months, supporting learning activities within a school environment. You will need to demonstrate the required levels of responsibility relevant to this level 3 qualification. On this basis, volunteers may be considered. You must be working or volunteering in this environment for a minimum of nine hours a week throughout the course.
  • You will be required to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths and achieve an appropriate level.

The course covers all areas of the teaching assistant role e.g. communication, behaviour management, supporting learning activities and safeguarding. This course is approximately 50% theory and 50% practical.

You will study the following 11 mandatory units:

  • Communication and professional relationships
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Assessment for learning
  • Child development
  • Personal development
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety

Your allocated Workplace Trainer will also guide you in selecting optional units relevant to your teaching assistant role.

We will also support your development in English and Maths which are a key component of all College Programmes.

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching or the Early Years Foundation Degree. These are work-based routes into teaching. You may also consider Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) training.

You will be continuously assessed through knowledge work books online plus observations of your practice in the workplace.

You progress is monitored through theory workshops and one to one sessions with your allocated Workplace Trainer. You will also make use of one-file E-portfolio system.

This qualification is at Level 3 and runs over 9 months. You will need to attend 7 workshops during the course period which are run in the evenings.

  • Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment
  • The opportunity to meet other students and work with them in group activities to develop your vocational practice
  • Specialist support from a Workplace Trainer throughout the course

  • Attending interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Working on group activities with other practitioners to extend your knowledge of education workplace practices
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • English and Maths development is embedded.

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