Lincoln College Open Day
26 April, 2017 – 4.30-8.00pm
For all course enquiries please call the Course Enquiry Line on 030 030 32435
The duration of the qualification will vary depending on the individual but employees should aim
This qualiï¬cation will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools.
This qualification is suitable for learners who are working in roles that support pupils’ learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants. This qualification is also suitable for volunteers who are beginning a career working with children in schools.
Topics covered include:
Child and Young Person Development
Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
Communication and Professional Relationships with children, young people and adults
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
Help Improve Own and Team Practice in Schools
Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
Support Children and Young Peoples Health and Safety
Support Children and Young Peoples Positive Behaviour
Support Learning Activities
Optional Units ( ot all required)
You must be aged 16 or over, not be in fulltime education or training and have been resident in the UK/EEA for at least three years.
Candidates must have good verbal communication skills and be confident in supporting maths, English and ICT; GCSE Grades A-D or equivalent are recommended.
This qualification is best suited to those who are supporting pupils in Key Stage 1-4 and the minimum placement requirements are 12 hours a week.
Candidates require a minimum of least six weeks within their placement prior to beginning the course, ideally one term of experience within a school environment prior to beginning the course.
Which areas of work are assessed?
The units studied will cover: children and young people’s development; the requirements of safeguarding children and young people and the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
Other units include:
• 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
• Preparing and maintaining learning environments and invigilating examinations
• Supporting learning, including planning and delivery
• Improving personal and team practice
Learners can choose optional units at level 3 to support progression. Total credits needed = 30. This will include 24 credits from mandatory units and 6 credits taken from optional units; 3 credits from optional group A and 3 credits from optional group B, which will be determined by the learners role and responsibilities.
How is the work assessed?
The candidate is expected to build an online e-portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their competency or performance in the job role plus the knowledge and understanding of support work in schools. A variety of assessment methods are used which can include: direct observation; questioning and reflective accounts.
How is training delivered?
This qualification is delivered via the ‘Assess-Train-Assess’ model i.e. candidates are assessed for competency in a work situation and where there are gaps in knowledge, the assessor will provide taught input to bring the candidate’s knowledge and/or performance up to a competent standard. Some learners may be required to attend taught sessions in a group format at Aspire; plus 1-1 support sessions and tutorials will be held at the workplace and through the e-portfolio.
Learners may be able to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and learning in Schools or if employed in a specialist role, the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Please contact the Hotline on 0845 2707227 for further information