Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

What is this course about?

The course provides the skills and knowledge required to work in a specialist support role within a school. It includes lesson planning, delivery and assessment techniques together with personal development and self-assessment strategies plus essential special needs support practices. You will spend a number of days each week within a real work environment where you can gain hands-on experience and apply your learning. English and Maths are integral to the course.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (new grade 4 or above) including English and ideally Maths
Relevant BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Appropriate NVQ Level 2 or Intermediate qualification

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Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

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

How is it taught

Taught sessions will be a variety of theory classes, discussions, workshops and practical activities to suit the learning styles of all learners. Learners will also gain practical experience in the workplace where they will be assessed by a college assessor. English and Maths will form an important part of your course as these are the skills we use in all aspects of study, work and everyday life.

How will I be assessed?

Learners will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. Learners will be assessed on their practical skills in the workplace environment by a college assessor.

What else do I need to know?


All learners will need to have a DBS check prior to the start of the course. Learners are expected to purchase and wear a uniform when in college and in the workplace.

What could I do next?


Progression routes could include moving on to a Foundation degree in a related subject or into work as a Senior Special Needs Assistant or similar.

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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