This part-time course will give you the necessary skills to be able to plan, implement and evaluate learning activities working alongside a teacher to support whole class activities, as well as working on your own with individuals or groups of pupils.
You must enjoy working with children and young adults, be confident in the classroom environment and have sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills.
With a Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, you could work in a variety of job roles within the education sector, eg. teaching assistant, learning support assistants, special needs, behaviour support coordinators, welfare support, cover supervisors, learning guide/coach or exam invigilation assistant.
In the future, you may be interested in studying further and enrol in an FdA Children and Young Peoples Workforce followed by a CertEd/PGCE, BSc (Hons) Combined Social Science or a BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care. Thereafter, you may find yourself working as a teacher, early years practitioner, early years manager, further education lecturer, adult education tutor, care worker, volunteer, social care worker or SEN teacher.
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You're a volunteer or existing teaching assistant in primary, secondary or special schools and working under the direction of the class teacher.
To have sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills at the level required to support pupils' learning. Relevant skills and attributes include:
- Experience of working in a school
- Interest and commitment to working with children and/or young people
- Ability to relate well to children, young people and adults
- Willing to reflect on your own practice, learn and apply that learning to the workplace
Through a range of interesting topics including child development, health and safety, safeguarding, personal development, communication, equality and diversity and schools as organisations.
To be assessed throughout your course in a variety of ways including practical work, assignments and portfolio.
The ongoing support, both in college and in your workplace setting.
Employment or studying further and enrol in an FdA Children and Young Peoples Workforce followed by a CertEd/PGCE, or a BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.