Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate

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Course code: AH1158F

A qualification which measures the knowledge and skills required to meet the support needs of primary, secondary and special needs schools, suitable for those already working as learning support staff in schools, leading to a Level 3 qualification.



From 01 Aug 2023 to 31 Jul 2024
Tue Wed 10:00-12:00

One day

31 Jul 2024

10:00 to 12:00



BH15 3DL


Fees and concessions

total  fee  for  this  course: £1,417.00.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>This is a qualification which provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding, for those with a role in directly working with children or young people in schools. It will also provide the opportunity to evidence further competence within the role of supporting learning activities within a school. This course is completed by working one to one with your assessor who will meet with you regularly in school to review your progress and set learning goals. Your assessor will also observe you supporting in the classroom and provide you with feedback. It is necessary to have completed level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course prior to applying for this Level 3 course. Under the guidance of your Assessor Trainer you will cover the following units:</p>

<li>Child and young person development</li>
<li>Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people</li>
<li>Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults</li>
<li>Schools as Organisations</li>
<li>Support children and young people&#039;s health and safety</li>
<li>Engage in personal development in health, social care or children&#039;s and young people&#039;s settings</li>
<li>Support learning activities</li>
<li>Promote children and young people&#039;s positive behaviour</li>
<li>Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults</li>
<li>Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people</li>
<li>Support assessment for learning</li>

<p>Regular home study of 6 -12 hours per week will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills by Skills and Learning and your assessor, who will support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills and planning learning activities related to your subject that are designed to develop your skills in these areas. To support this, you will undertake some e-learning modules, where appropriate, as homework. If you have declared at enrolment that you are unemployed, you may be invited to meet with an Information, Advice and Guidance Officer or employability member of staff, to identify other learning opportunities that will support you to secure employment or improve your employment prospects. We highly recommend that you engage fully in any other learning opportunities that we help you identify. You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines. For further information on the syllabus for this course please go to <a href=""></a>.</p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>An Application process is applicable to this course. <strong>PLEASE NOTE - </strong>places on some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately, as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner (see Additional Information below). For term dates please refer to <a href=""></a>.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>This is a Level 3 assessed course. Once completed, your work will be marked and internally verified. An external verifier from the awarding body will visit to review your work before you receive your certificate. As soon as your certificate is received by Skills & Learning it will be forwarded to you.</p>

<p><strong>Awarding body:</strong> City & Guilds<br />
<strong>Assignments/Course work:</strong> You will build a portfolio of evidence which may include observations, oral and written questions, case studies, witness statements and photographic evidence.<br />
<strong>Examination(s):</strong> None</p>

<p>Your tutor will need to arrange to visit you in your placement to carry out a minimum of 3 observations of you working with the children. It is not always possible to do these in your normal placement time slot, so you may need to arrange with the school to support in additional sessions for this, or in sessions on alternative days. You will negotiate a Personal Learning Plan with your tutor identifying the areas you need to develop; this will be reviewed at regular intervals.</p>

<p><strong>PLEASE NOTE that this qualification must be completed within the deadline set. It may be possible to re-sit the examination within the academic year at an additional fee.</strong></p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>We have designed this course to support you with working in the Education and Training sector. Successful completion of this course will provide skills and knowledge required for job roles in education and training as a teaching assistant supporting in a classroom in a primary or secondary school. This course is suitable for those already working as learning support staff in schools, or those with voluntary placements.</p>

<p><strong>PLEASE NOTE:</strong> A placement in a school of a <strong>minimum</strong> of 15 hours per week will be required. This will need to be arranged with the school prior to enrolling on the course. This can be in any year group from reception upwards in a primary or secondary school. A placement in a nursery or sixth form college is <strong>not</strong> suitable for this course. The school will need to arrange a DBS check for you and may pass on the cost of this to you.</p>

<p>This course is suitable for those who have already completed level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. It may also be suitable for those in a paid position as a teaching assistant or with considerable experience supporting in the classroom. You can check the suitability of this course for a preferred career path or route to employment by looking at various job profiles on the National Careers Service website <a href=""></a>.</p>

<p>If you have completed your Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course with Skills & Learning, a recommendation from your tutor will be required to confirm your suitability to progress to the Level 3 course. If you completed your course with another training provider, you will need to provide a copy of your certificate and a reference from your course tutor. You will also need to attend an interview with Skills & Learning and will be contacted to arrange a day and time for this following receipt of your application.</p>

<p>There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course, you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved in this course, the associated home study and the assessed work required, and intend to sit the examination if applicable. You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with this:<a href=""></a> English language skills at Level 2 are required. You may be asked to complete an online assessment in English prior to submitting a course application or as part of an enrolment session.</p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need to bring to each session, pen and paper, plus a folder for your notes. You will also need an A4 lever arch file and a set of dividers to present your work in. It is not necessary to purchase a text book as all notes and handouts required will be supplied by your tutor. However, there is a book that complements the content of this course that you may purchase if you wish. Your tutor or assessor will provide details at the start of the course, so please do not make any purchases prior to this. There may be further materials you could obtain to further support your study. You will be guided by your tutor prior to any purchase.</p>

<p><strong>Course costs for Level 3 and 4 courses:</strong> For information regarding any <strong>funding</strong> for this course please <strong>please refer to</strong> the Finance page on our website <a href=""></a>. <strong>PLEASE NOTE - anything provided is on loan to you and must be returned at the end of the course. If it is not returned you will be invoiced for the full cost of a replacement.</strong></p>

Next Step

<p>You may wish to consider courses to gain additional skills for working in this role, such as Emergency First Aid. If you are interested in training to teach adults, you may like to consider an Education and Training Level 3 Award course. Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers. There are a range of courses available to help the development of skills for work. There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year.</p>

<p>Up to date English and maths Functional Skills and Essential Digital Skills qualifications can help you progress at work or into further or higher education.</p>

<p>Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Sector Based Work Academy Programmes and Apprenticeship training. Please visit our website <a href=""></a> for more details.</p>

<p>Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible next step options with you. You may like to talk with a Careers Adviser about other courses. General careers advice and guidance can be provided by the National Careers Service <a href=""></a> For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.</p><p>Need support planning your next steps? Our experienced Careers Advisors at Skills &amp; Learning can offer personalised guidance on choosing the right course, exploring career paths, developing interview skills, updating your CV and much more. Book a FREE appointment today and get the support you need to achieve your goals. Visit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Call us at 01202 123444 for more information.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills &amp; Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.<br />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you will&nbsp;be required to do significant&nbsp;study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Qualification Levels:</strong> there is further information about qualification levels on our website.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.<br />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.<br />
<strong>Parking at centres:</strong> parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>