Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate QCF Level 3

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The NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate is aimed at any learner who is looking to secure a position supporting teaching and learning in schools as a teaching assistant. This course is suitable for all roles in schools specifically focussing on understanding, supporting, safeguarding and developing children and young people.

The primary function of a teaching assistant is to support a teacher in their classroom to ensure the pupils are able to derive the most benefit from each lesson. As a teaching assistant it will be your job to prepare the classroom for teaching and cleaning it up afterwards so that the teacher is able to focus primarily on the job of teac…

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The NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate is aimed at any learner who is looking to secure a position supporting teaching and learning in schools as a teaching assistant. This course is suitable for all roles in schools specifically focussing on understanding, supporting, safeguarding and developing children and young people.

The primary function of a teaching assistant is to support a teacher in their classroom to ensure the pupils are able to derive the most benefit from each lesson. As a teaching assistant it will be your job to prepare the classroom for teaching and cleaning it up afterwards so that the teacher is able to focus primarily on the job of teaching, at times the teaching assistant may even be called upon to supervise a class in the teacher’s absence.

The great thing about our NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate course is that the course not only covers the theoretical knowledge underpinning the work of a teaching assistant, but there is also a competence based element to the qualification that aims to give you the opportunity to conduct some of your learning in the workplace (Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this course. For more information on this, please read below).

On successful completion of our NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Qualification you will receive a qualification listed on the QCF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: 501/0403/2). This course has also been assigned 32 credits.

On completion of this course students can also consider progressing to:

• NCFE Level 3 Certificate in cover Supervision of Pupils in Schools
• NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

50 Hour Placement

In order to successfully complete this course you are required to have a work placement. This is compulsory for this course and is something that the student is responsible for arranging. Along with the first set of course materials, students will receive a comprehensive guide giving them plenty of information on what is required of them during the placement, how to set up the placement and the types of activities that they will be required to complete on the placement (including examples of the types of paperwork that will need to be submitted to your tutor for evidence).

The placement needs to be for a period of at least 50 hours, however can be longer if needed.

Syllabus

Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults
Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

Schools as organisations

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values
Know about the legislation affecting schools
Understand the purpose of school policies and procedures
Understand the wider context in which schools operate

Support learning activities

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Be able to contribute to planning learning activities
Be able to prepare for learning activities
Be able to support learning activities
Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress
Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities
Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT

Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour
Be able to promote positive behaviour
Be able to manage inappropriate behaviour
Be able to respond to challenging behaviour
Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies

Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults


The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people
Be able to communicate with children and young people
Be able to develop professional relationships with adults
Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships
Be able to comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection

Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Be able to promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people
Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

Support assessment for learning

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements
Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning

Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand what is required for competence in own work role
Be able to reflect on practice
Be able to evaluate own performance
Be able to agree a personal development plan
Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety


The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety
Be able to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or off site visits
Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits

Understand Child and Young Person Development

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth - 19 years
Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people
Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development

Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people

Qualifications

Qualification: NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate

On successful completion of our NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Qualification you will receive a qualification listed on the QCF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: 501/0403/2). This course has also been assigned 32 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

Study Options

In order to offer our students the most convenient and flexible distance learning courses, Stonebridge Associated College offers you the option to study for your course via two methods:

  • 1. Via the traditional paper-based method.
  • 2. Through the online method via ElearnUK.

If you do not have Internet access, or would prefer to study this course via the traditional paper/postal based study method, you can find more information on the course by clicking on the link below.

Stonebridge Prices

Studying by Post. If you would like to pay by instalments, we do offer an affordable interest free payment plan scheme which allows you to spread the cost of your course over a number of months. However, to use this option you will need to study for your course using the traditional paper-based method. For more information on our payment plans please visit our website at www.stonebridge.uk.com

The reason why the course fee is less if you choose to study online, is because with online study there are no costs associated with postage and printing etc. and thus we are able to offer the course at a reduced rate.

The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course.
(APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 180.07 hrs.

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