This qualification is aimed at those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills.
The primary purpose of this qualification is to confirm your competence in a role directly supporting the teaching and learning of pupils in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills within primary, secondary or special schools. This qualification enables you to develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work in a specialist support role. You could also use this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Teaching and Learning and Education sector.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This qualification requires you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work in supporting teaching and learning role. This qualification is ideal if you’re already working in a specialist learning support role in a school environment and wish to confirm your competence in the role.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning is made up of mandatory and optional units and your Assessor will help you chose the correct number of optional units to achieve the qualification.
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- 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
- 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
- Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
- Understand child and young person development
- Understand how to safeguard wellbeing of children and young people
- Schools as organisations
- Support learning activities
OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDE:
- Support children’s speech, languare and communication
- Support learners with sensory and/or physical needs
- Lead an extra-curricular activity
- Monitor and maintain curriculum resources
WHERE DO I STUDY?
You will work towards the qualification in the workplace.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
This qualification will take 12 – 18 months to complete.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE LEAD TO?
Apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto:
- Foundation degree e.g. for teaching assistants or STL
- Training and/or assessment against the Higher Level Teaching Assistant professional standards to achieve HLTA status
- Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce for those with appropriate experience and opportunities
- Level 4 qualifications in a relevant area
- The Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree
With additional training, advanced apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles involving the graduate teacher programme (GTP), and the registered teacher programme (RTP), which allow candidates to gain QTS while working in a school.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Suitable evidence can be observations completed by your assessor, testimony provided by your line manager or discussions with your Assessor supported by evidence.