Teaching and Learning - Level 3
Course Code: SC1FE334
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Fast-track to a degree qualification and develop your teaching assistant career with this 20-week level 3 course. Starting in January, the course has been co-created with educational providers to develop the specialist skills needed to progress to degree-level study and within employment. Ideal for those already working or volunteering in a teaching assistant role, the course covers all aspects of specialist support to aid career progression in a primary, secondary or further education environment. Benefit from expert tutors with a wealth of sector experience and part-time timetabling that fits around work and other commitments – the course runs on Thursdays from 9.45am to 2.15pm.
To do this course you will need to have written confirmation from one or more schools or colleges that you have gained at least 100 hours' classroom-based experience within the last 5 years.
If you have successfully completed either the Level 2 Award Support Work in Schools or the Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, you will only to need to evidence having completed 60 hours' classroom-based experience. Please remember to bring a copy of your qualification to enrolment.
Before you enrol, you will need to organise a paid or voluntary work placement for at least 6 hours a week for the duration of your course. Primary school placements can be in any year group except reception and they should be morning based to allow you to gain experience of the National Curriculum.
As soon as your placement is confirmed you should liaise with the setting to make sure your DBS application (criminal records check) is processed as soon as possible. We will also need to see written confirmation of your placement from your provider when you come to enrol.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The course runs for 20 weeks from January, with attendance in College on Thursdays between 9.45am and 2.15pm. You will also be expected to devote two hours a week to independent study.
Teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided.
When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor, who will support you in collating your written evidence and an assessor, who will carry out at least three work placement assessments. Your assessor will also engage you in professional discussions.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.