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Teaching Assistant: Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3 (QCF)

Duration

12 hours a week min (240 hours overall)

Credit

44

Course Code

501/1208/9

Price

£2,225.00 £1,650.00

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This Edexcel Teaching Assistant course in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma – Level 3 (QCF) combines knowledge and practice for those specialist support staff

roles that directly support teaching and learning. The Level 3 Diploma recognises competence in both generic and specialist aspects of supporting teaching and learning in schools.

Course Eligibility

In order to gather all evidence required to complete the qualification some work experience in a school will be required. It is anticipated that this would be between 3-5 hours per week for the duration of the course (or any combinations of time spent in school that gives the same amount of time spent over the period of the course) and this experience must be arranged by you from; a school, or a pre or after school club and time spent would depend on your progress made during the course. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.

Must have, or be working towards Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy…..if not…

FREE Maths & English Level 2 Courses: If you do NOT already have OR are not already working towards Level 2 Maths & English, then we will give you FREE access to our online Maths & English Level 2 courses on the condition you complete them no later than when you end your other Ixion College course/s. ( If not a charge of £100 for Maths & £100 for the English will be made to you). Speak with your Ixion College Tutor about the best way forward for you re Maths & English.

FREE FREE DBS CHECK: As soon as we have confirmed notification that your student loan is approved and you have started your course, we will arrange and pay for your DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check for FREE in order that you can secure your placement/ work experience hours and start to gather the evidence and experience needed to complete your course.

See Funding Eligibility criteria.

Description

What will I learn?

This Edexcel Teaching Assistant course in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma – Level 3 (QCF) is a 44 credit qualification that consists of units covering specialisms such as supporting literacy and numeracy
development, supporting a curriculum area, behaviour support, additional support needs for example gifted and talented, special educational needs, bilingual support/English as an additional language, pastoral and welfare support, examination invigilation, extra-curricular activities, working with parents, learning guide, induction.

How will I learn?

Learning will be via Distance Learning. Your course will be delivered through online assessment using our latest Virtual Learning Environment, one to one tutorials with your Tutor (phone, e-mail & face-to-face Skype) and group web based webinars. (See Study Style)

You will be expected to typically commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week independent study to suit your personal circumstances. This is the recommended guideline to support you to achieve

There is a requirement to be working or volunteering in a school based environment

Who is the awarding body?

The awarding body is Edexcel:

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Qualifications

Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma – Level 3 (QCF)

This qualification, accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), helps boost learners’ career prospects by giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding that employers look for. They also provide career development opportunities for those already in work

Credits:

44 credits required in total

How will my work be assessed?

There are a range of assessment techniques for the subjects covered which include online assignments using our Virtual Learning Environment, reflective accounts, witness testimonies, subject related discussions with your tutor and developing projects. These are all assessed at either pass or fail.

What Qualifications or Work experience do I need to do this course?

Must have, or be working towards Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy qualification

Syllabus

UNIT 1: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults

Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults

Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

UNIT 2: Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people

Be able to communicate with children and young people

Be able to develop professional relationships with adults

Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships

Be able to comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection

UNIT 3: Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Understand what is required for competence in own work role

Be able to reflect on practice

Be able to evaluate own performance

Be able to agree a personal development plan

Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

UNIT4: Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour

Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

Be able to promote positive behaviour

Be able to manage inappropriate behaviour

Be able to respond to challenging behaviour

Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies

UNIT 5: Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

Be able to promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people

Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people

Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

UNIT 6: Schools as Organisations

Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education

Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities

Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values

Know about the legislation affecting schools

Understand the purpose of school policies and procedures

Understand the wider context in which schools operate

UNIT 7: Support Assessment for Learning

Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning

Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning

Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements

Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning

UNIT 8: Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety

Be able to recognise risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or off site visits

Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves

Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents and emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits

UNIT 9: Support Learning Activities

Be able to contribute to planning learning activities

Be able to prepare for learning activities

Be able to support learning activities

Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress

Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities

Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT

UNIT 10: Understand Child and Young Person Development

Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth-19 yrs

Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice

Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern

Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people

Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.

UNIT 11:Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People

Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people

Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people

Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting

Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed

Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied

Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and well being

Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people

ADDITIONAL UNITS:

UNIT 12 Plan and Deliver Learning Activities Under the Direction of a Teacher

Be able to plan learning activities under the direction of the teacher

Be able to deliver learning activities

Be able to monitor and assess learning outcomes

UNIT 17 Support Literacy Development

Understand current national and organisational policies and practices for literacy development

Be able to support learners in developing reading and writing skills

Be able to support learners in developing speaking/talking and listening skills

UNIT 18 Support Numeracy Development

Understand current national and organisational policies and practices for literacy development

Be able to support learners in developing reading and writing skills

Be able to support learners in developing speaking/talking and listening skills

UNIT 19: Support Teaching and Learning in a Curriculum Area

Be able to use subject knowledge to support teaching and learning in a curriculum area

Be able to develop own subject knowledge

Be able to contribute to developing teaching and learning in a curriculum area

Whats Next

Career as a teaching assistant: Complete our Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 and it might open doors for you that could see you applying for a teaching assistant role within; infant or junior school, special school, a nursery, secondary school or independent school.

Note: You will NOT pay anything re your Student Loan if you earn less than £21,000 p.a.

Get promoted: You may be eligible if you are already Teaching Assistant to work without supervision, for promotion to become a Senior Teaching Assistant, Senior Learning Support Assistant or Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant.

The Edexcel Level 3 qualifications in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) have been developed to give learners the opportunity to:

  • engage in learning that is relevant to them and which will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for
  • successful performance in working life
  • achieve a nationally recognised, Level 3 vocationally-related qualification
  • progress to employment in a particular vocational sector
  • progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications

Successful completion of the course enables learners to gain employment in a school setting, or consider progression to higher education on the Foundation Degree in Education & Care.

What’s in it for Me?

Students are able to progress into Higher Education or enhance their career prospects. Students primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Business, Economics and Accounting. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Business Studies, Marketing, Economics, Accountancy, Business Management, Trading and Finance related degrees.

Typical jobs:

  • Marketing Administrator or Executive
  • Finance Administrator
  • Sales Executive
  • Business Administrator or assistant
  • Accounts Support / administrator

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