Vocational Course

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Certificate


About this course

This qualification will provide learners with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments. It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare and communication and professional relationships.

The Certificate is also suitable for learners working in senior roles that support pupils learning in Primary or Secondary Schools.

What will I learn?

The 11 units cover child and young person development, safeguarding their welfare, the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion and supporting positive behaviour.

Also covered is communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to promote and support learning alongside the teacher.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you need to attend a 2 hour monthly taught class, these are offered on a day or evening.

During the course you build a portfolio of evidence which is made up of a combination of work from monthly taught classes and visits from an assessor.

During the classes you will also deliver presentations to your peers on a variety of topics relating to children and young people’s development.

Your allocated assessor will visit you in your placement on a regular basis carrying out direct observation on your practical abilities.

What do I need?

Specific Requirements

A high standard of literacy and numeracy skills at a level 2 or above, GCSE at C or above in English and Maths is accepted.

You will need to have working or volunteering in a school for at least 2 months prior to commencing the course and have secured a 12 hour a week placement at the school for when you start the course.

An interview is required before you are able to enrol on to this course.
A letter from your school placement confirming previous volunteering or work experience plus an agreement of supporting your 12 a week placement for the duration of the course is required at your interview.

Where can it take me?

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools plus the Foundation Degree in Learning Support

Additional Information

What is required for the first class?
A pen, paper and lever arch folder plus enthusiasm!

Who can I contact about the course?
Part Time Admissions on 0121 602 7799

Who is the course leader?
Di Johns: djohns@halesowen.ac.uk 0121 602 7765

Course Costs

Full Tuition Fee (2017-18) - £1417.00
Aged 16-18 - 100% discount - £0.00
Aged 19-23 with no Level 3 qualification. If you do not hold a level 3 qualification e.g. 2 or more A Levels or a Level 3 BTEC etc. - £1417.00 (Loan Available)
Aged 19-23 with a Level 3 qualification. If you hold a level 3 qualification e.g. 2 or more A Levels or a Level 3 BTEC etc. - £1417.00 (Loan Available)
Aged 24+ no discounts are available. However you can apply for a Learning Loan from the Students Loans Company or pay the college directly either as a lump sum or by instalments. - £1417.00 (Loan Available)

Other Costs
Awarding Body Fee* - £TBC

Only tuition fees to be paid at enrolment

If you are applying for an Advanced Learning Loan we will need evidence of your application before enrolment can be completed.

Information needed to complete an Advanced Learning Loan application

You must enter this college or training organisation on your application. This may not be your place of study. Colleges and training organisations often operate from a number of different locations.

Name of college or training organisation: Halesowen College

UK Provider Reference Number: 10002852

Course Name: Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Course code: 50097453

Start Date: 11/09/17

End Date:

Sub-total of college or training organisation fee: £1417.00

About Advanced Learning Loans

These Loans help learners aged 19 or over to pay the fees charged by colleges and training providers for eligible courses at Levels 3-6. Please visit website for further information. The amount of loan you can get The minimum loan amount you can apply for is £300. The amount you can get is based on the fee charged by the college or training organisation and maximum set by the Government. The Government maximum loan for this course is £2573. If the total college fee shown in the table above is more than the Government maximum, you will have to pay the difference yourself.

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