Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning (Level 3)

Key Facts
  • Starts September 2022
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration One Year
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This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

What will I learn

The Level 3 Diploma in Support for Teaching & Learning will help you to further develop your role as a teaching assistant, learning support advisor or learning mentor in a Child learning environment. You will need to successfully complete a total of 44 credits to achieve the full Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools which compromises of 11 mandatory units (32 credits) and up to 6 optional units (12 credits).

How will I learn

As learners need to show competence in both skills and knowledge, they will need to be working or be on a practical placement during the taught programme of study in a learning environment (school or college). At diploma level, we recommend that the learner undertakes an additional 100 hours of placement to that taken at the certificate level in a real work environment, to total 200 hours.

What's next

Learners achieving the Level 3 Diploma can progress onto the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges, a foundation degree, or specialist roles within the workforce.

Additional Information

• You must attend College for 3 hours per week. Due to the demands of the qualification you must also be prepared to complete work at home for up to 3 hours per week • You must organise your own work placement and DBS (police clearance) before being accepted onto the course • You will also be required to attend an interview and will complete an initial and diagnostic assessment in literacy and numeracy prior to being accepted on the programme. No kit or uniform are required.

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