If you wish to apply for a full time course starting in September 2017, please find a course below
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This course is suitable for those working in a school setting supporting pupil's learning, either as an employee or a volunteer.
This course has been designed to:
• Develop the knowledge and understanding which is required of those working in a school
• Enable learners to develop and practise the skills required for progression within the sector
• Encourage learners to reach a level of skills and knowledge that will facilitate progression on to further vocational training or to potential employment within the sector
The course is made up of 3 groups of units. Each unit has a credit value and in order to achieve the qualification, the learner must complete enough units to earn at least 30 credits.
The first group is mandatory:
• Child and young person’s development
• Safeguarding communication and professional relationships
• Health and safety
• Supporting positive behaviour
• Equality diversity and inclusion
The next group is about looking at the school in context (all learners must achieve one unit from this group)
The final group is the optional competence units (all learners must achieve a minimum of one unit from this group)
Some examples of the sort of areas covered are supporting children and young people in travel outside the setting, in extracurricular activities, in the use of ICT, providing displays, bilingual learners and support for therapy.
Our assessor will provide full details of optional units at induction and work with the learner to choose the most appropriate for their individual needs.
There are no formal entry requirement. However, if you are a volunteer you will have to have 3 months experience in the educational setting you are volunteering at prior to starting the course and you will need to be working a minimum of 10 hours per week. Also you will have to be supporting in literacy, numeracy and ICT lessons.You will also be required to show the College your DBS form before you start the course
Each learner is assigned an assessor who will provide support and guidance throughout the course.
Learners are assessed through a combination of assignments and workplace evidence e.g observation, professional discussion and witness testimony.
A programme of five compulsory one-day workshops covering key subject areas are held regularly. This is discussed at induction with your assessor.
You may wish to purchase a text book to support your course.