The course is designed for those already working in schools with a responsibility to support teaching and learning within an educational setting. Learners must be either an established volunteer (10 hours or more per week) or work part time or full time in an educational setting.
The Certificate is a combined knowledge and practice based qualification for those staff roles that directly support teaching and learning in schools. Topics covered in the mandatory units include communication and professional relationship with children. schools as organisations, understand child and young person development and understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. The mandatory units are taught at College supported by workshops. The rest of the qualification is made of optional units based on practice in schools supported by workshops.
GCSE English and Maths at grade C or equivalent. Learners must have a Level 2 Certificate qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or a Level 2 qualification in another relevant discipline. Applicants will need to attend an interview with the course tutor(s). All applicants will need DBS clearance before undertaking any work placement or work experience in a school environment. All applicants must have evidence of appropriate work experience, work placement, part time or full time job in a school before commencing the course.
Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning or progress onto the Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (QCF).