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About the course

The Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools course is available to learners 19+ who are working or volunteering within a school or college, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant.

It is suitable for support workers seeking to apply for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status. 

The course aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities involved when supporting teaching and learning in schools, and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively and in a self-directed way.

It prepares learners to support the teacher and to help with the delivery of the curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning.

This course will enable you to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school.

Entry requirements

To enrol on this course you must be working or volunteering in a school setting as a teaching or classroom assistant for at least 3 days per week (16 hours) as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations.

 

As this is a level 3 qualification, you should ideally have functional skills maths and English at level 2 or GCSE grade C/4 or above. If you need to achieve these qualifications, please contact yuor nearest Adult Learning Centre for more information. These classes are available in the following locations:

Bury

Haverhill

Ipswich

Thetford

Sudbury

Qualifications

City and Guilds Level 3 diploma in supporting specialist teaching and learning in schools

How will I be assessed?

You will receive monthly taught sessions with an allocated programme tutor who will support you through your qualification. There will also be practical assessments where you will be encouraged to reflect on your practices within the classroom.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

This is an online course. You will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet and an internet connection.

Where will this course take me?

This is an ideal initial course for anyone looking to move on to later achieve HLTA status

How much will it cost?

This course will be fully funded for anyone who meets one of the following conditions:

  1. You are 19 or over and don't yet have a FIRST FULL Level 3 qualification (Equivalent to A levels / Technical certificate or Diploma)
  2. You are over 19 or over and are currently unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit
  3. You are 19 or over and are currently employed but earning less than £18,525.00 per year

 

 

For anyone who does not meet these conditions the cost for this course is £2,225.00. Learners may be eligible to apply for an advanced learner loan

https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan 

If you need help with funding

Learners may be eligible to apply for an advanced learner loan

https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan 

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Please apply on line or register your interest 

Days & times

Please contact us for dates and further information

Course price

£2225.00

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