Who Is It For
It is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistant, parent support advisors, learning mentors or those in similar roles.
What Will You Learn
This qualification 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.
It 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.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners will need to be at least 16 years of age. Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. We welcome all learners regardless of race, religion, culture, age, gender and disability in accordance with our Equal Opportunities Policy.
To gain the qualification, learners will need to achieve 44 credits with 40 of these credits being achieved at Level 3 or above. A total of 32 credits will come from the mandatory units and then learners will need to obtain a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units.
You will be assigned an assessor who will regularly observe you in your workplace and discuss your work and the work products you use. Besides working closely with your assessor, you will need to work independently to plan your assessments and complete assignments, reflective tasks and written work as needed to meet the learning outcomes. You will receive feedback throughout the course.