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Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Course Information:

Through this Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, you can benefit from developing your skills and knowledge as a teaching assistant in a school environment. Further enhancing your employability and career prospects within the industry. This course is delivered as a hybrid of face-to-face tutor support, online workshops and eLearning content, allowing you to work at your pace. Once you achieve your diploma, you will be fully prepared to work in an educational setting with children and young people, including those with learning disabilities and with special educational needs.

This Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning course is a great way to advance your career and, here at Real Skills, we focus on giving you the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel as a teaching assistant. This course is for those who are looking to take the next step in working with children in a school environment and with dedicated, expert tutor support and eLearning content you will have help and support at every stage and at a pace to suit you.

This diploma is Awarded by NCFE Cache, who are the UK specialist organisation for children and adult care, and is recognised by employers. Once completed you could progress onto a Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant course and further develop your skills.

Entry requirements: Please contact us for details of how to apply.

Pre-requisite

In order to successfully complete this qualification, every student must participate in real work experience.  It is recommended that your placement, or job role, will allow between 50 hours at a minimum. This placement can be either paid or voluntary, so long as it provides the necessary evidence that the student needs to pass the course and allows the learner to demonstrate their practice over a period of time.

Course objectives: Our courses allow students of all ages and abilities to benefit from practical, hands-on experience within the a school environment to build on your skills and knowledge they need to excel. Applying for this Level 3 diploma, you will enhance your skills and knowledge and as part of the course you will focus on:

  • Preparing to work in an educational setting with children and young people, including those with learning disabilities and with special educational needs.
  • The knowledge needed to collaborate with colleagues in preparing lessons and deliver planned activities in a safe, supportive, and structured way.
  • Principles of safeguarding, inclusivity, developing positive relationships with children and young people to the importance of communication, including those with differing and/or special needs.
  • The knowledge needed to collaborate with colleagues in preparing lessons and deliver planned activities in a safe, supportive, and structured way.

 

How long will the course take to complete?

The course has been assigned approximately 310 guided learning hours. You should reasonably expect the course to take you 9-12 months to complete, although the course can be completed faster if you are able to dedicate more time to your studies assuming you complete the minimum of 50 placement hours within a school environment.

How to apply

For more information about how to apply for this course, please contact us by completing the online enquiry form.

For more information about any of our courses, call 0151 257 6969 or email info@real-skills.co.uk. On hand 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, we will do everything we can to help.

Funding options:

19+ Advanced Learner Loan

This course can be funded using the Advanced Learner Loan, meaning you would have nothing to pay back until you are earning over £25,575 per year.

Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme

If you are an eligible member or former member of the armed forces, you may be able to pay for this course using the MOD’s ELC scheme.

Course Finance through Duologi

You may be able to fund this course through a finance through Duologi, with repayments from 3 to 60 months*

*subject to eligibility, terms and conditions apply. 

Course Content:

Unit 1: Schools and colleges as organisations
  • Understand the structure of education from early years to postcompulsory education
  • Understand how schools and colleges are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand teamwork in schools and colleges
  • Understand educational ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Understand the purpose of policies and procedures in education
Unit 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment
  • Understand how to plan and provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Understand how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
  • Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
  • Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment and during off-site visits
  • Understand own role in assisting in the administration of medication
Unit 3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the need to ensure children and young people’s safety and protection in the learning environment
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their well-being
Unit 4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
  • 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 support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people
Unit 5: Understand how children and young people develop
  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
  • 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
Unit 6: Support positive behaviour in children and young people
  • Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Be able to manage behaviour that challenges in a learning environment
Unit 7: Support children and young people during 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
Unit 8: Support English and maths skills
  • Be able to identify learner needs for English and maths support
  • Be able to provide English support to help learners access teaching and learning
  • Be able to provide maths support to help learners access teaching and learning
Unit 9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
  • Understand the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning
  • Understand how to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning
  • Be able to support the use of ICT for teaching and learning
Unit 10: 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
  • Be able to maintain learner records
Unit 11: Engage in personal and professional development
  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on organisational 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 12: Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication
  • Understand the importance of speech, language and communication for children and young people’s overall development
  • Understand the role of support staff when supporting speech, language and communication development in the learning environment
  • Be able to provide support for the speech, language and communication development of children and young people in the learning environment
  • Be able to contribute to maintaining a positive environment that supports speech, language and communication
Unit 13: Understand how to support bilingual learners
  • Understand how to contribute to the assessment of bilingual learners
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to access the curriculum
Unit 14: Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Understand the principles of inclusive practice and the rights of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs
  • Understand how to obtain information about individual needs, capabilities and interests of disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with cognition and learning needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social development needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand the kinds of strategies needed to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Unit 15: Support children and young people during transitions
  • Understand the range and impact of transitions that children and young people may experience
  • Be able to recognise and respond to transitions in children and young people’s lives
  • Be able to support children and young people to manage transitions in their lives
Unit 16: Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people
  • Understand the nature and importance of play and leisure
  • Understand own role in relation to the requirements of play and leisure activities
  • Understand how to balance risk and challenge with the benefits of the play and leisure opportunity

Course Content:

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  • Understand the structure of education from early years to postcompulsory education
  • Understand how schools and colleges are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand teamwork in schools and colleges
  • Understand educational ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Understand the purpose of policies and procedures in education
  • Understand how to plan and provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Understand how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
  • Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
  • Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment and during off-site visits
  • Understand own role in assisting in the administration of medication
  • Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the need to ensure children and young people’s safety and protection in the learning environment
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their well-being
  • Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
  • 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 support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people
  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
  • 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 policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Be able to manage behaviour that challenges in a learning environment
  • 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 identify learner needs for English and maths support
  • Be able to provide English support to help learners access teaching and learning
  • Be able to provide maths support to help learners access teaching and learning
  • Understand the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning
  • Understand how to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning
  • Be able to support the use of ICT for teaching and 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
  • Be able to maintain learner records
  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on organisational 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
  • Understand the importance of speech, language and communication for children and young people’s overall development
  • Understand the role of support staff when supporting speech, language and communication development in the learning environment
  • Be able to provide support for the speech, language and communication development of children and young people in the learning environment
  • Be able to contribute to maintaining a positive environment that supports speech, language and communication
  • Understand how to contribute to the assessment of bilingual learners
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to access the curriculum
  • Understand the principles of inclusive practice and the rights of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs
  • Understand how to obtain information about individual needs, capabilities and interests of disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with cognition and learning needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social development needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand the kinds of strategies needed to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Understand the range and impact of transitions that children and young people may experience
  • Be able to recognise and respond to transitions in children and young people’s lives
  • Be able to support children and young people to manage transitions in their lives
  • Understand the nature and importance of play and leisure
  • Understand own role in relation to the requirements of play and leisure activities
  • Understand how to balance risk and challenge with the benefits of the play and leisure opportunity

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