19 Years and Over

Overview

This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

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.

Learners complete all study online with the option to attend workshop sessions in college.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be working or be on a practical placement during the duration of the taught programme of study, in a learning environment (school or college). The awarding body recommends that the learner undertakes 100 hours of placement in a real work environment.

Content

The units cover child and young person development, safeguarding their welfare, the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion, and supporting positive behaviour.

You will also cover
• communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
• schools as organisations including types of schools, policies and procedures and the wider environment in which they operate
• planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to promote and support learning alongside the teacher
• personal development and reflective practice plus a wide range of specialist optional units.

Age range covered by the qualification:
From 5 to 19 years of age
Please note that some knowledge of development in the early years has been included in the specification to enhance learners’ understanding.

To achieve this qualification learners are required to successfully complete 11 mandatory units and a combination of optional units preset on the online platform.

You will need to be working or be on a practical placement during the duration of the taught programme of study, in a learning environment (school or college). The awarding body recommends that the learner undertakes 100 hours of placement in a real work environment.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a including written assignments, presentation and observation submitted through an online platform.

Awarding body

NCFE CACHE

Fees

Fees: 2225.00

Fees Advanced Learning Loan:

Progression

This qualification allows progression to Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, to relevant Foundation Degrees and Degrees, and into the workforce.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.
You will require access to suitable IT equipment including the internet.
You will also need to obtain a DBS.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410002.

Duration and Times

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