This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reflective practice. It is aimed at learners working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools. Age ranges covered by the qualification are from 5 to 19 years of age.
Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically you might be expected to have already achieved 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5. Some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.
Qualifications are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a personal Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator and will be given access to our on-line study area where you will find all your learning materials. Your Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator will provide you with personal tutorial support and assessment at pre-arranged times. Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence, professional discussions, assignments and project/case studies. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio of evidence.
This qualification will allow you to access higher level roles in the workforce. You could also go on to study towards a foundation degree.
This qualification has been allocated UCAS points. Please refer to the UCAS website for further details of the points allocation and the most up to date information.