Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the vocational area they want to learn more about. This qualification extends the knowledge and understanding of working in an LSA role within a school and covers aspects such as supporting learning activities, promoting positive behaviour and improving and developing your practice. In order to take this qualification, you need to work as a volunteer or be employed in an LSA role within a school.
The Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning is aimed at experienced LSA's who wish to develop and enhance their role.
Who is it for?
The Level 2 Certificate is for those who are working in a Teaching Assistant role. The Level 3 Certificate/Diploma is for those Teaching Assistants who perform at a more senior level.
These qualifications will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work in schools today. It covers such aspects as child development, communication, developing professional relationships, equality, diversity and inclusion, improving team practice in schools, safeguarding, Health and Safety, promoting positive behaviour, supporting learning activities. In addition learners can choose from a number of optional units to meet the requirements of their particular job role.
In order to undertake these qualifications you need to be working either as an employee or as a volunteer.
Your level of qualification will be determined by the job roles you undertake – our staff will provide advice and guidance to select the most appropriate level for you.
The benefits to the learner and employer
These qualifications are work-based qualifications, which allow learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working and supporting within a learning environment.
The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and the Level 3 Diploma Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools contribute towards the Apprenticeship.
How will I be assessed?
You will build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and experience. In addition your assessor will undertake a number of observations of you at work, demonstrating your competence.
How much does it cost?
If you meet any of the following criteria you may be eligible to study your chosen course for free:
- You are aged 19 to 23 years and in receipt of active beneﬁts (e.g. Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance).
- You are aged 24 or over and in receipt of active beneﬁts (e.g. Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance) and studying up to a Level 2.
For those not on active benefits:
You may be entitled to Level 2 fee remission if you are aged between 19 and 23 years on 1st September 2015 and do not possess a level 2 qualification (equivalent to 5 GCSE’s A* to C or NVQ 2).
You may be entitled to level 3 fee remission if you are aged between 19 and 23 years on 1st September 2015 and do not possess a level 3 qualification.
Please contact the College with any queries, or to discuss your own personal circumstances.
Costs for those not entitled to fee remission - please contact the Adult Learning Department for current fees.
24plus Learning Loan
If you are aged 24 years and over and wish to study for a level 3 (or above) qualification you may be eligible to apply for a learning loan to cover the cost of the course. Please contact us for more information, or visitwww.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.
We also deliver Apprenticeships in these areas at Levels 2 and 3. Please contact the Adult Learning Team at the College on the number below for more information.