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September 1 Year 3 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This qualification will provide students with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments. It is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistants, cover supervisors, parent support advisors or those in similar roles at level 3 in the school environment.

A level 2 in a related qualification and / or industry experience.

A good standard of maths and English.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence or written assignments. Regular formative assessment and feedback supports progress and development throughout the course.

Maths and English GCSE's are not an entry requirement, however, a good standard of written and verbal communication and academic ability is essential at level 3.

Students will need to be working or on a practical placement in a school with children and young people aged 5 to 19 years as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. It is recommended a placement is attended a minimum of 1 day per week.

The Level 3 qualification is a part-time adult programme, therefore there is an expectation that along with a placement learners will spend time at home researching and completing assignments.

Thursday evening, 5pm - 8pm.

This qualification is intended to offer progression into the school workforce. It provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

The course covers all aspects of Specialist Support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reflective practice.

The units cover child and young person development, safeguarding their welfare, the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion, and supporting positive behaviour.

They also cover:
- communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- schools as organisations including types of schools, policies and procedures and the wider environment in which they operate
- planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to promote and support learning alongside the teacher personal development and reflective practice

Plus a wide range of specialist optional units.


44 credits

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