City and Guilds Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Awarding Body | Walsall College

City and Guilds Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Awarding Body

Appropriately trained and deployed staff, supporting teaching and learning in schools, play a crucial role in supporting pupils, parents and colleagues. Employers have helped to design these revised qualifications to support the increasing demand for trained support staff in schools, attract new people to the sector, up skill the workforce and replace those who leave or retire.

The qualification for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is designed for learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised. They will be working under the direction of the class teacher whose lesson planning and day-to-day direction set the framework within which the individual works. Ideal job roles include behaviour support assistant/coordinator, pastoral/welfare support assistant and bilingual support assistant.

Students considering this framework should have an interest in working with children and should be suitable to do so as it is a requirement to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and barring Service) check.

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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment in Maths and English where you will need to achieve a minimum of level 1 and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. You may also be required to carry out a skills test. We would expect that you have achieved level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or equivalent however we will consider previous experience in the role where no relevant qualifications have been previously attained. You will also need to be employed in a suitable role in a school and have the opportunity to support children’s learning for approximately 15 hours per week for the duration of the course. The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme. Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the qualification.

Foundation degree e.g. for teaching assistants or supporting teaching and learning
Training and/or assessment against the Higher Level Teaching Assistant professional standards to achieve HLTA status
Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce for those with appropriate experience and opportunities
Level 4 qualifications in a relevant area The Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree.

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Basic Information

Course Code B79P3SST8P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 3
Type Part-Time
Fee Fee: £2225 Exam/reg fee: £0 Other fees: £0
Start Date Various

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