Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This level 3 course is designed to be suitable for all staff who work with teachers in classrooms supporting the learning process in primary, special and secondary schools, including those in a general support role and those with specific responsibilities for a pupil subject area or age group. You might be a teaching assistant, classroom assistant, learning support assistant or special needs assistant. It is assessed in a work situation and combines knowledge and practical skills. It is a flexible programme and you will need to have the opportunity to be involved in planning learning activities in your workplace. Allow up to 18 months to complete.

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in schools comprises mandatory units, and optional units. To achieve the qualification learners must achieve a total of 44 unit credits. Examples of areas you will study include:

  • How to contribute to the management of pupil behaviour
  • How to establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups
  • How to support pupils during learning activities
  • Continuous review and development of your own professional practice

It gives you the opportunity to meet and share with others working in a school environment and compare and discuss current practice. This course offers you, the candidate, the opportunity to demonstrate competent performance of tasks related to your work and to develop your own skills and potential.

Assessment Methods

·         There are no written exams for this course.  Instead you will build a portfolio which will include

coursework and practical assessments in your workplace

Progression Options

·         On completion of this course you could apply to do the Sector Endorsed (Early Years) Foundation Degree.

Course Summary

Course Title Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma Level 3
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