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Level 3

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.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification.

Achieving this Award will provide sufficient evidence that the learner has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions in a variety of teaching or training contexts.

 

This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement.  Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in a micro teach.

 

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

 

·         individuals not currently teaching or training

·         individuals currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun or are about to begin

·         individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve an introduction to teaching qualification

 

It gives learners the opportunity to:

·         develop knowledge related to teaching and learning 

·         develop skills in teaching and learning

·         achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification

·         develop their own personal growth and engagement in teaching and learning

      

Full course specification

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification.

Achieving this Award will provide sufficient evidence that the learner has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions in a variety of teaching or training contexts.

 

This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement.  Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in a micro teach.

 

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

 

·         individuals not currently teaching or training

·         individuals currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun or are about to begin

·         individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve an introduction to teaching qualification

 

It gives learners the opportunity to:

·         develop knowledge related to teaching and learning 

·         develop skills in teaching and learning

·         achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification

·         develop their own personal growth and engagement in teaching and learning

 

Full course specification

 

T-Levels
T-Levels are qualifications which will follow GCSEs and Technical Awards and offer an attractive alternative to A Levels and apprenticeships. Each qualification lasts two years and is equivalent to three A-Levels. T Levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 45-day industry placement with an employer to make sure you have real experience of the workplace.

The Course
Our T Level in Education and Childcare allows you to develop your knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics such as, child development, safeguarding and special educational needs all of which are essential elements to master for a successful career in the field. Alongside this, you will also learn about the role of the family and various support agencies. Education and Childcare is a diverse and fascinating subject - you'll be able to delve into the specifics of social interaction, how language is acquired and understanding behaviour. You'll also build your skills in becoming a reflective practitioner with an understanding of the broader context of education. You'll then be able to choose a specialism that is designed to support your interests and ambitions and enable you to progress in a specific area. This is where you can get deeper into your chosen subject, developing and practising the skills needed for your chosen career, higher apprenticeship, or degree.
As part of this T Level programme, you need to complete an industry work placement in an Early Years setting where you will gain hands on experience in working within the sector, allowing you to put theory into practice and apply the knowledge that has been gained.

 

Mentoring is - and has been for centuries - the foundation of vocational training and apprenticeships, yet this standard is the first formal recognition of this role.  Nowadays, mentoring takes place in all parts of the Education and Training Sector (ETS) and staff-development contexts. LMs support learners of all ages, and all levels, to develop within a new work role.  These learners may be, for example, apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants, to new CEOs) in the workplace, or in any vocational learning environment. 

LMs will have sector-specific experience and qualifications, as determined by their employer or professional body, which they use to guide and advise those who are less experienced and new to a work role. The LM is therefore a 'dual professional' having both up-to-date knowledge and skills in a specialist vocational or subject area, together with the generic skills necessary to support learners (as potentially a first step towards a secondary role as an education and training professional).     

LMs therefore support the development of learners' knowledge, skills and behaviours, throughout their programme, particularly in applying theoretical learning in practical work environments (and usually on a one-to-one, or small group, basis). They give practical, technical and/or pastoral support and guidance. 

LMs collaborate closely with colleagues, other ETS professional, employers and/or human resource colleagues to meet learners' needs and achieve their potential.

An Advanced Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience while being paid to do so. Along with functional and personal skills that are needed for your immediate job and future career you will learn through a mix of project based learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

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