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Teaching Assistant: Supporting Bilingual (ESOL) Learners Diploma – Level 3 (QCF)

Duration

12 hours per week (totalling 240 hours)

Credit

44

Course Code

501/1208/9

Price

£2,225.00 £1,650.00

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This Edexcel Teaching Assistant course: 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 for students with English as a second language. The Level 3 Diploma recognises competence in both generic and specialist aspects of supporting teaching and learning in schools with particular emphasis on learners whose first language is one other than English.

Course Eligibility

In order to gather all evidence required to complete the qualification some work experience in a school will be required with learners who have special educational needs. It is anticipated that this would be between 3-5 hours per week for the duration of the course (or any combination 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. The time spent in the placement may influence the speed of your progress throughout 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 specialising in supporting learners speaking English as a second language. The course covers developing communication and professional relationships with learners and parents, encouraging learner personal development, promoting personal behaviours, supporting literacy and numeracy, safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity. The qualification emphasises Bilingual learner language needs by developing the knowledge and understanding of how to support children and young people whose first language is one other than English.

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

Teaching Assistant: Supporting Bilingual Learners Diploma – Level 3

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 seek. This qualification may 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. All assessments are either pass or fail.

What Qualifications do I need to do this course?

Applicants must have, or be working towards the equivalent of, maths and English at GCSE grade C or above or be working towards a maths and/or English level 2 qualification which must be completed at the same time, or before, the end of the Diploma qualification.

Applicants also need the drive, commitment and enthusiasm to complete the Diploma successfully.

Syllabus

UNITS:

UNIT 1: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults F/601/3327 2 Credits 10 glh

  • 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 H/601/4065 2 Credits 10 glh

  • 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 A/601/1429 3 credits 10 glh

  • 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

UNIT 4: Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour A/601/4069 3 credits 15 glh

  • 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 M/601/4070 2 credits 10 glh

  • 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 A/601/3326 3 credits 15 glh

  • 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 A/601/4072 4 credits 20 glh

  • 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 D/601/1696 2 credits 15 glh

  • 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 F/601/4073 4 credits 15 glh

  • 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 L/601/1693 4 credits 30 glh

  • 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 Y/601/1695 3 credits 25 glh

  • 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

UNIT 19: Support Teaching and Learning in a Curriculum Area J/601/7718 3 credits 12 glh

  • 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

Unit 20: Provide Bilingual Support for Teaching and Learning D/601/7725 6 credits 32 glh

  • 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

Unit 21: Support Bilingual Learners Y/601/7724 4 credits 23 glh

  • Be able to contribute to assessment of bilingual learners
  • Be able to provide bilingual support for learners
  • Be able to support communication with families of bilingual learners
  • Be able to contribute to reviews of communication with families of bilingual learners

Whats Next

A career as a teaching assistant: Complete our Bilingual Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning Level 3 qualification and doors will open for you to apply for a teaching assistant role within an e.g. infant or junior school, special school, nursery, secondary school or independent school.

Remember: You will NOT need to commence your Student Loan repayments if you earn less than £21,000 per year.

Get promoted: If you are already a Teaching Assistant able to work without supervision, you may be eligible for promotion to become a Senior or Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Senior Learning Support Assistant or Senior Bilingual Learner 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 relevant learning which will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and the essential successful working life attributes
  • 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 course completion will qualify 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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