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This qualification provides evidence of competence of being a support teacher. It is suitable for those:
Students will be allocated a business trainer/assessor and supplied with all the necessary reading and assessment material and personal tutorial support at pre-arranged times. You will be assessed in the workplace via a variety of assessment methods, including observation, witness testimonies, reflective accounts and professional discussions. You will need to attend lessons every other week for the duration of your course, each lesson lasts 3 hours and will cover key aspects of mandatory and optional units.
Topics covered include:
To achieve the level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification you must complete 11 mandatory units and a selection of optional units from groups A - F to ensure you have achieved the 44 credits required.
The mandatory units are:
Optional units allow the learner to tailor the qualification to their role, these include:
Telephone interview is required. Learners must be aged 16 years and older and working a minimum of 15 hours each week in a school. This qualification is part of the new QCF supporting teaching and learning qualification suite, it will provide learners with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments.
Aged 19 to 23 - You may be eligible for full fee remission, meaning there is nothing for you to pay. Contact us to find out if this applies to you. If you have to pay, you can spread the cost by paying in instalments.
Aged 24 or over - Nothing to pay now - you do not have to make any upfront payment, your fees can be paid for through a government loan. These loans are available to everyone regardless of your income or savings. All you need to do is complete a form which we can help you with. Repayment of the loan only starts when you earn £1,750 or more per month (£21,000 per year) when an affordable amount will be deducted directly from your salary.
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Assessment is by production of a personal portfolio of evidence demonstrating understanding and competence in practice of the learning outcomes of the level 3 Diploma. Learners must complete a selection of assignment tasks as part of their evidence. The learner will be assessed in their workplace by a qualified business trainer/assessor.
This qualification has been designed to allow progression into the school workforce. Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status Foundation Degrees Degree.
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Basingstoke College of Technology
Worting Road, Basingstoke
Hampshire, RG21 8TN