12 hours a week min (180 hours overall)
This Edexcel Teaching Assistant course in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate – Level 3 (QCF) combines knowledge and practice for those specialist support staff roles that directly support teaching and learning. The Level 3 Certificate recognises competence in generic aspects of supporting teaching and learning in schools.
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.
You MUST have, or be working towards Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy. Alternatively we provide you the following:
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 you do not successfully complete Maths & English courses we will charge you £100 for Maths & £100 for the English.) Speak with your Ixion College Tutor about the best way forward for you re Maths & English courses.
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.
What will I learn?
This Edexcel Teaching Assistant course in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate – Level 3 (QCF) is a 32 credit qualification that consists of 11 mandatory units;
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 during your course
The awarding body is Edexcel:
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – 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. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work.
The Certificate is designed to provide:
32 credits required in total
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.
Must have, or be working towards Level 2 Numeracy (Maths) and Literacy (English) qualification
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
Career as a teaching assistant: Complete our Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 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. You might work in a Primary School or a Special Needs School or in other teaching establishments.
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.
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.
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