12 hours per week (totalling 240 hours)
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.
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…
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 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.
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.
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.
The awarding body is Edexcel:
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.
44 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. All assessments are either pass or fail.
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.
UNIT 1: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults F/601/3327 2 Credits 10 glh
UNIT 2: Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults H/601/4065 2 Credits 10 glh
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
UNIT 4: Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour A/601/4069 3 credits 15 glh
UNIT 5: Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People M/601/4070 2 credits 10 glh
UNIT 6: Schools as Organisations A/601/3326 3 credits 15 glh
UNIT 7: Support Assessment for Learning A/601/4072 4 credits 20 glh
UNIT 8: Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety D/601/1696 2 credits 15 glh
UNIT 9: Support Learning Activities F/601/4073 4 credits 15 glh
UNIT 10: Understand Child and Young Person Development L/601/1693 4 credits 30 glh
UNIT 11: Understand How to Safeguard the well-being of Children and Young People Y/601/1695 3 credits 25 glh
UNIT 19: Support Teaching and Learning in a Curriculum Area J/601/7718 3 credits 12 glh
Unit 20: Provide Bilingual Support for Teaching and Learning D/601/7725 6 credits 32 glh
Unit 21: Support Bilingual Learners Y/601/7724 4 credits 23 glh
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:
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.
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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