Learning Support Practitioners’ Certificate

What is this course about?

This Certificate in Learning Support at Level 3 is appropriate for generalist learning support practitioners who may be working within the education or lifelong learning sector.

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Learning Support Practitioners’ Certificate

Start: 02/12/2019
Days: Mon
Time: 09:00-16:00

How is it taught

Delivery is flexible to meet the needs of the group and will involve some taught sessions, tutorials, e learning and independent study.


Careers


Teaching assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£20,259

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 3,967
2020 4,036
2021 4,091

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,410 10%
£18,242 25%
£20,259 50%
£23,608 75%
£28,101 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

220 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 10.96%
25-34 14.77%
35-44 26%
45-54 33.09%
55-64 14.16%
65+ 0.98%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.14%
Level 1 2.71%
Level 2 20.12%
Level 3 31.37%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 18.05%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.81%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 4.74%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.05%

Educational support assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
  • Attends to child.
  • Helps and encourages child to communicate.
  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
  • Supports schoolwork under teacher.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£21,091

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 1,244
2020 1,256
2021 1,264

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,075 10%
£19,053 25%
£21,091 50%
£24,232 75%
£28,288 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

64 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 11.41%
25-34 17.33%
35-44 21.31%
45-54 33.29%
55-64 15.53%
65+ 1.1%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.17%
Level 1 3.37%
Level 2 17.1%
Level 3 30.11%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 22.3%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.41%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 4.12%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.41%
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