This qualification is broadly equivalent to the NVQ Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools which it replaces. The course entails observation and assessment in the workplace alongside compulsory taught sessions in the college. Learners will work alongside the teacher to support whole class activities, as well as working on their own with individuals or groups of pupils. Students must complete 11 mandatory units, which equal 32 credits, and a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units.
Mandatory units are
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Schools as organisations
- Support learning activities
- Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
- Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
- Support assessment for learning
- Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Support children and young people’s health and safety
- Understand child and young person development
- Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people
Who is the Course For?
This qualification is suitable for those in a working role which requires competence across a varied range of responsibilities including planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities.
An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme which combines real work with learning and training, both on and off the job. Weekly taught sessions in the college will complement observation and assessment in your school setting. The framework also includes skills development and qualifi cations in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT which is a requirement now for many employers and for progression onto higher level courses. Additional certifi cates include Safeguarding (Tier 2) and Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 1.
For further information on these courses and many others in this sector that may be right for you please contact:
Stuart Falconer, Workforce Development, Truro College, College Road, Truro, TR1 3XX
Tel: + 44 (0) 1872 267507
Community Learning and Workforce Development
Telephone: 01872 261151