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

£18,387

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 3,439
2019 3,415
2020 3,395

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,496 10%
£16,432 25%
£18,387 50%
£21,299 75%
£25,438 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

167 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 10.81%
25-34 14.57%
35-44 26.12%
45-54 33.27%
55-64 14.21%
65+ 1%

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

£19,074

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,129
2019 1,116
2020 1,106

ANNUAL SALARY

£16,182 10%
£17,160 25%
£19,074 50%
£21,632 75%
£25,958 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

53 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 11.63%
25-34 17.1%
35-44 21.4%
45-54 33.01%
55-64 15.72%
65+ 1.12%

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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