Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF)

Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF)

Important

This Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF) requires a 50 hour placement in order to successfully complete this course.

Overview

This qualification is for anyone who directly supports the teaching and learning of pupils in an area that requires additional knowledge and skills.

Our course focuses on understanding, supporting, safeguarding and developing children and young people. It incorporates the learning content of the Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 qualification, plus a further four units, resulting in a more detailed approach to the subjects within this qualification. 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 special schools.

Overview of work placements

In order to successfully complete a Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF) qualification 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.

Along with their first set of course materials, learners will receive a comprehensive guide giving them plenty of information on what is required during the placement, how to set it up and the types of activities that they will need to complete (including examples of the types of evidence that will need to be submitted).

Course modules

Module 1: Schools as organisations (K5081269)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education.
  • Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities.
  • Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values.
  • Know about the legislation affecting schools.
  • Understand the purpose of school policies and procedures.
  • Understand the wider context in which schools operate.

Module 2: Understand child and young person development (D/508/1298)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth - 19 years.
  • Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice.
  • Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern.
  • Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people.
  • Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.

Module 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults (Y5081266)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
  • Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults.
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection.

Module 4: Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people (L5081300)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people.
  • Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting.
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed.
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied.
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing.
  • Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people.

Module 5: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (K5081286)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role.
  • Be able to reflect on practice.
  • Be able to evaluate own performance.
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan.
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development.

Module 6: Support children and young people's health and safety (J5081294)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety.
  • Be able to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or off site visits.
  • Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves.
  • Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits.

Module 7: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people (L5081278)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people.
  • Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people.
  • Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people.

Module 8: Support learning activities (K5081272)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to contribute to planning learning activities.
  • Be able to prepare for learning activities.
  • Be able to support learning activities.
  • Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress.
  • Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities.
  • Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Module 9: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour (A5081275)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour.
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour.
  • Be able to manage inappropriate behaviour.
  • Be able to respond to challenging behaviour.
  • Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies.

Module 10: Support assessment for learning (Y5081283)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning.
  • Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning.
  • Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements.
  • Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning.

Module 11: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults (J5081277)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people.
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people.
  • Be able to develop professional relationships with adults.
  • Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships.
  • Be able to comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection.

Module 12: Plan and deliver learning activities under the direction of a teacher (K5081224)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to plan learning activities under the direction of the teacher.
  • Be able to deliver learning activities.
  • Be able to monitor and assess learning outcomes.

Module 13: Support literacy development (F5081228)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand current national and organisational policies and practices for literacy development.
  • Be able to support learners in developing reading and writing skills.
  • Be able to support learners in developing speaking/talking and listening skills.

Module 14: Support numeracy development (F5081231)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand current national and organisational frameworks for mathematics.
  • Be able to support learners in developing numeracy skills.
  • Be able to support learners in using and applying mathematics.

Module 15: Lead an extracurricular activity (K5081305)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the aims and requirements of the extracurricular activity.
  • Be able to prepare for leading an extracurricular activity.
  • Be able to prepare children and young people for an extracurricular activity.
  • Be able to lead an extracurricular activity.
  • Be able to review and improve extracurricular activities.

Requirements

To successfully complete the Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) level 3 qualification, you are required to complete a compulsory work placement with a minimum of 50 hours teaching practise, this can be paid or voluntary and you are responsible for arranging your own placement.

The work placement needs to be for a period of at least 50 hours, though it can be longer if needed.

Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your Assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 232 hrs.

Qualification number:

To gain the qualification you will need to successfully complete all the units in the course.
Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.

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Developing your career

After successfully completing your qualification you could apply for a teaching assistant position in a nursery, infant or junior school, special school, secondary school or independent school.

What if I am already working as a teaching assistant?

You could gain a promotion! If you are already working as a teaching assistant upon completion of this qualification you may be eligible to work without supervision, secure a promotion to Senior Teaching Assistant or Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant, and increase your salary.

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15 Modules
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