Teaching and Learning in Schools (Specialist Support) - Level 3
Course Code: SC1FE311
This part time course will support you to gain employment as a teaching assistant.
This qualiﬁcation provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.
It covers all aspects of Specialist Support including planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher. This course also provides knowledge on special needs support including working with children with challenging behaviour and personal, social and emotional difficulties. You will also be encouraged to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner.
This course is designed specifically for adult learners who are either already working or volunteering in a school environment in a teaching assistant role. It will support you to gain employment and/or further your teaching assistant/learning support career within either a primary, secondary or further education environment.
All classes are taught by specialist tutors with a wealth of experience in the sector. All tutors engage in regular updating of skills within the industry and research to ensure currency of practice and information.
The part time programme design means that our provision is ideal for adults wishing to embark on a career change but who have other employment or family commitments. The choice of class times is designed to accommodate family life.
To do this course you must have written confirmation from a primary or secondary school, or further education college, that they are willing to provide you with a weekly work placement for the duration of your course.
You will also need to have written confirmation from a school(s) or college(s) that you have gained at least 100 hours' classroom-based experience from one or more placements within the last five years. If you hold either the Level 2 Award Support Work in Schools or the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, your classroom-based experience need only be 70 or 50 hours respectively. You must bring evidence of either qualification to enrolment.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Attendance at College consists of weekly three-hour sessions throughout your course.
Teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided.
When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor, who will support you in collating your written evidence and an assessor, who will carry out at least three work placement assessments. Your assessor will also engage you in professional discussions.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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