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Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

Course Type : Qualification

Course Duration : 1 Year

EDEXCEL Diploma QCF LEVEL 3 (44 credits)

This qualification is for anyone who directly supports the teaching and learning of pupils. Within the optional units of this qualification. This course focuses on understanding, supporting, safeguarding and developing children and young people, together with optional units covering specialism such as supporting literacy and numeracy development, supporting a curriculum area, behaviour support, special educational needs, bilingual support, examination invigilation, working with parents, team leadership. This course has been assigned 44 credits. On successful completion, you will be able to work in a role that includes specialist support for pupils in primary, secondary or specialist schools.
Overview of work placement
In order to successfully complete a Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools you are required to complete a compulsory work placement. The work placement can be paid or voluntary and each learner is responsible for arranging their own placement. It is recommended that you complete 16 hours work based learning per week (level 3) 8 hours per week (level 2). A confirmation of hours worked will be required before enrolment.
Overview of support
You will receive assessor support sessions over the duration of the course, where you will be given guidance on the knowledge based work that needs to be produced for your portfolio. Your assigned assessor will also be visiting you within the workplace for assessment, guidance and feedback on practice, contributing to the evidence needed to complete the qualification.

Duration: 1 Year
Fee: £2225 (an Advanced Learner Loan could be available to cover this fee)


How to apply for this course

Apply for this course by completing an application form