Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 32 weeks Level 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus Skills & Qualifications Apply Enquire

You should have Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or a Level 2 qualification in a related field of study.

You will also be required to have a GCSE at grade 4/C in English, or a Level 2 equivalent.

Ideally, you should also have a GCSE at grade 4/C in Maths.

If you have not yet achieved your Maths GCSE, you may be able to study this whilst on programme. You will require this qualification if you intend to progress onto higher study or gain employment within a school setting. The programme leader for the course will be able to discuss this with you in more detail.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You are expected to provide your own stationary, such as pens, writing pads and a folder.

Teaching will be through a range of methods, includeing:

- Lectures
- Seminars
- Guest speakers
- Group work
- Individual activities
- Research
- Case studies
- Simulation

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence for each unit. The grading system i:s achieved/not yet achieved.

As this programme requires you to demonstrate knowledge and skills criteria, you will also be assessed within a suitable setting. If you are not in employment in an appropriate setting, you will need to engage in placement hours over the course of the academic year so that you can demonstrate that you are competent in these skills.

We will support you to develop your Maths and English skills whilst on programme.

Using mathematical skills to analyse and interpret research data and English skills to communicate effectively in group and class discussion and engage in writing.

If you are not already working within the sector, you will be required to obtain a placement in a relevant setting.

Programme staff can support you to secure a placement opportunity and we have close links with mainstream and specialist schools within the local area.

Our curriculum staff have expertise in the field of supporting teaching and learning and supporting children and young people with complex needs. You will also have the opportunity to experience visits from a range of guest speakers within the field.

In addition to face-to-face delivery, it is expected that you engage in learning outside of the classroom to work on your portfolio of evidence.

The course will run on Tuesdays between 9:30am-3:15pm and Thursdays between 9:30am-11:30am (please note, this may be subject to change).

The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools is suitable for learners that wish to develop their knowledge and skills, and/or work in schools with a specific focus on supporting children with a range of complex needs.

This qualification will prepare you for employment in a particular vocational sector and it is suitable for those who wish to enter a specific area of work.

Throughout this programme, you will engage in learning that is relevant to you and which will provide you with opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life within the sector.

To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools, you will need to successfully complete the following modules:

- Communication and Professional Relationships With Children, Young People and Adults
- Develop Professional Relationships With Children, Young People and Adults
- Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
- Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
- Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work With Children and Young People
- Schools as Organisations
- Support Assessment for Learning
- Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
- Support Learning Activities
- Understand Child and Young Person Development
- Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
- Support Children and Young People with Behaviour, Emotional and Social Development Needs
- Support Disabled Children and Young People and Those with Special Educational Needs
- Support Individuals to Meet Personal Care Needs
- Support Learners with Communication and Interaction Needs


This value of this course is 40 credits.

What’s next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to a Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Families, or our Level 4 Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges course.

This qualification can support your progression within employment in several roles, including in schools, social services and support worker roles.

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