Who is this course for?
This diploma is ideal for anyone who has at least 6 months experience working in a school, as a teaching assistant, with children from Year 1 to Year 13. You must have been doing this role for some time and would ideally work in a supervisory capacity or deeply embedded in classroom practice; supporting small groups for English, maths and ICT. This qualification is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
What are the entry requirements for the course?
A successful interview, a written task, a satisfactory DBS/Police Check (enhanced check) and reference will need to be completed prior to enrolment on this course.
No formal qualifications are required, but candidates must be working in a school (year 1 to 13) on a permanent contract, for a minimum of 15 hours a week and have been doing so for 6 months prior to the start of the course.
You must be fully involved in classroom activities and supporting the class teacher during English, maths and ICT. A good level of literacy and ICT is needed.
All learners will need access to a P.C or laptop.
How long is this course?
A 23 week course spanning over an academic year commencing November 2021 from 5.30 – 9pm.
18 months is given for assessment in the workplace and completion of the diploma.
(This course will only run if there are sufficient numbers)
What will I study on this course?
Candidates must complete 53 credits to gain the diploma; these credits are made up from 16 mandatory units. Examples of the mandatory units to be offered are: Support assessment for learning; Understanding child and young person development; from birth – 19 years; Supporting learning activities; Promoting children and young people’s behaviour; Schooled as organisations; Supporting health and safety and Engaging in personal development in children and young people’s settings.
What Qualification will I gain?
Work based assessment and a complete portfolio will gain you a Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment of competence in the workplace is necessary together with some assignment based reflection and a reflective journal making up a portfolio of knowledge.
What does this course lead on to?
Possible CACHE Assessor Training after experience or possible ‘Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies’.
How much will it cost?
£979- This includes the course at Highlands College including registration with CACHE the awarding body and assessment and verification costs.
How can I find out more?
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A successful interview, a written task and a satisfactory DBS/Police Check (enhanced check) and reference will need to be completed prior to enrolment on this course.
It is compulsory to be supporting English, Maths and ICT for a minimum of 15 hours a week.
All potential learners must be interviewed to determine suitability to be assessed in their place of work. Strict entry requirements apply.