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Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning – Level 3

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QD3TA
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  • Is this course for you?

    This course will provide you with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in school environments. It will enhance your skills and knowledge of teaching assistants, learning support workers, parent support advisors and those in a similar role.

    This course is intended to be a progression route for assistants and workers employed in this role or progressing from level 2. It is an expectation that you will have some hands-on experience of working in this type of setting.

    You will cover topics such as safeguarding, health and safety, communication and supporting with maths, literacy and ICT.

    You will attend college for one day a week with courses delivered by experienced and knowledgeable staff who have themselves worked in this role. You will carry out your own reading and research and have work to complete out of college hours.

    You will be observed in your placement by an experienced assessor.

  • Required qualifications

    English and maths GCSE grade C/3 and above or functional skills at level 2. 

  • What skills will I develop?
      As a Student teaching assistant, you will develop skills and knowledge in college and your placement setting such as:

    • Good understanding of areas of learning (e.g. literacy, numeracy, science and SEN)
    • Use of other equipment technology (such as using video and a photocopier)
    • Interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people
    • Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative
    • Good communication skills
    • Effective use of ICT to support learning
    • Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice
    • Ability to reflect on own practice.
  • Careers

    This course can lead to employment as a teaching assistant in a school setting or as an entry to University and teacher training.

    There isn’t a national pay scale for TA salaries. Most schools tend to go with wages set by the local authority (LA), although this varies depending on the type of school.

    After completion of the level 2 course, you can progress onto the level 3 in supporting teaching and learning and/or into the workforce.

  • Work experience

    In order to complete the qualification, you will need to arrange a placement with a school or college for a minimum of 1 day a week for 30 weeks. You will be observed by your assessor at the school or college placement on how you are supporting learners with their maths, English and ICT development and you will need to plan and implement a display.

    The placement must be supporting in Year 1 or above.

  • English and maths

    The supporting teaching and learning course will give you the opportunity to reflect on your own maths and English abilities and take the opportunity to refresh your skills and develop them further which will enable you to support your learners effectively. English and maths are embedded in lessons and are an integral part of assignment writing.

    You will be taught relevant topics through classroom activities and discussions giving you the opportunity to develop skills such as independent research, spelling, punctuation and grammar awareness and note taking. Your tutor will assess your work by written assignment.

  • Other important information

    You will need to arrange an enhanced DBS check through your placement school at a cost of £40.

    To complete your written assignments you will need access to a computer or laptop, the internet and a printer. The recommended textbook for this course costs approximately £21.

    You will need an A4 ring binder and dividers for your portfolio.

  • Is this course for you?

    This course will provide you with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in school environments. It will enhance your skills and knowledge of teaching assistants, learning support workers, parent support advisors and those in a similar role.

    This course is intended to be a progression route for assistants and workers employed in this role or progressing from level 2. It is an expectation that you will have some hands-on experience of working in this type of setting.

    You will cover topics such as safeguarding, health and safety, communication and supporting with maths, literacy and ICT.

    You will attend college for one day a week with courses delivered by experienced and knowledgeable staff who have themselves worked in this role. You will carry out your own reading and research and have work to complete out of college hours.

    You will be observed in your placement by an experienced assessor.

  • Required qualifications

    English and maths GCSE grade C/3 and above or functional skills at level 2. 

  • What skills will I develop?

      As a Student teaching assistant, you will develop skills and knowledge in college and your placement setting such as:

    • Good understanding of areas of learning (e.g. literacy, numeracy, science and SEN)
    • Use of other equipment technology (such as using video and a photocopier)
    • Interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people
    • Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative
    • Good communication skills
    • Effective use of ICT to support learning
    • Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice
    • Ability to reflect on own practice.
  • Careers

    This course can lead to employment as a teaching assistant in a school setting or as an entry to University and teacher training.

    There isn’t a national pay scale for TA salaries. Most schools tend to go with wages set by the local authority (LA), although this varies depending on the type of school.

    After completion of the level 2 course, you can progress onto the level 3 in supporting teaching and learning and/or into the workforce.

  • Work experience

    In order to complete the qualification, you will need to arrange a placement with a school or college for a minimum of 1 day a week for 30 weeks. You will be observed by your assessor at the school or college placement on how you are supporting learners with their maths, English and ICT development and you will need to plan and implement a display.

    The placement must be supporting in Year 1 or above.

  • English and maths

    The supporting teaching and learning course will give you the opportunity to reflect on your own maths and English abilities and take the opportunity to refresh your skills and develop them further which will enable you to support your learners effectively. English and maths are embedded in lessons and are an integral part of assignment writing.

    You will be taught relevant topics through classroom activities and discussions giving you the opportunity to develop skills such as independent research, spelling, punctuation and grammar awareness and note taking. Your tutor will assess your work by written assignment.

  • Other important information

    You will need to arrange an enhanced DBS check through your placement school at a cost of £40.

    To complete your written assignments you will need access to a computer or laptop, the internet and a printer. The recommended textbook for this course costs approximately £21.

    You will need an A4 ring binder and dividers for your portfolio.

Apply for a course

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning – Level 3

    Code: QCD3TA

    Cost: £1417

    Start Date: 29th September 2022

    Start Time:09:30 AM

    End Time:15:00 PM

    Part Time: 28 Week(s)

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning – Level 3

    Code: QTD3TA

    Cost: £1417

    Start Date: 27th September 2022

    Start Time:09:30 AM

    End Time:15:00 PM

    Part Time: 29 Week(s)