Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools

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What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

It covers all aspects of Specialist Support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reflective practice. It is also a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship.
This course develops the learner to help qualify them as a classroom assistant and concentrates on the stages from foundation to the end of Key stage 4 including special needs. There are units on numeracy and literacy along with behavior, communication, health and safety, child protection and assessment. This is the recommended qualification for use in primary, secondary and special needs schools.

Students are required to attend 4 hour in class sessions per week for the duration of the course. Assessments take the form of essays, tables, diagrams and an open book activities. Students need to be aware that further study hours will be required to complete these assessments. Each student will be assigned an assessor who will both observe them in placement and support them through the course.



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