Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Diploma

What is this course about?

The units are directly related to the candidates’ role in school and cover the following areas:
– supporting learning activities
– health and safety and safeguarding
– promoting positive behaviour
– working as a team
– maintaining a learning environment
– providing displays
– supporting curriculum subjects, eg literacy and numeracy.

Entry Requirements

No formal academic qualifications are required but candidates should have a good standard of literacy and numeracy.
Candidates can progress from a level 2 to a level 3 programme, and from level 3 to a Foundation degree in Education.

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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Diploma

Start: 09/09/2019
Days: Mon
Time: 17:00-20:00

How is it taught

This is a taught programme requiring attendance in college each week to understand the theory, 1:1 tutorials and observation in the workplace.

What else do I need to know?


Candidates who are not currently employed as a teaching assistant in the school sector need to be volunteering for a minimum of 8 hours each week to complete the qualification.

What could I do next?


Succesful candidates may be able to progress on to the Foundation Degree in Education.

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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