The course is available to learners 16+ who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant.It is a competence based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have placement.
Unit 1 Child and young person development
Unit 2 Support learning activities
Unit 3 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Unit 4 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Unit 5 Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Unit 6 Help improve own and team practice in schools
Unit 7 Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
Unit 8 Support children and young people’s health and safety
Unit 9 Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
Unit 10 Schools as organisations
Unit 11 Prepare and maintain learning environments
This course provides successful students with a qualification listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework Database.
This is a competence based qualification suitable for all roles in schools, including site staff, administrators etc as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.
Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this course.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. In addition, students of this qualification will need to arrange and undertake a work placement of a minimum of 50 hours during their course.
Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning against each of the assessment criteria of the course. Portfolios are assessed by a tutor. Some portfolio evidence will need to be witnessed by a competent person in the workplace hence students must be employed in school or arrange and complete a work experience placement.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 180 hours of study to compete.