Farnborough College of Technology offers the above qualification for those teaching assistants/learning support assistants who have already completed a qualification in learning support (such as a Certificate for Teaching Assistants 7321/01 or 7327 NVQ level 2 in Learning Support); or those who have significant experience. The programme follows the National Occupational Standards for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Want to study from home? This course is also available via Online Attendance.
If you are aged 19 or over and are starting a course at level 3 to level 6 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Government which can cover the costs of your tuition fees.
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To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:
To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
Level 3 provides a higher level qualification for teaching/learning support assistants. By the end of the course you should be proficient in:
Level 3 recognises your additional skills and the extra value and expertise you bring to teaching and learning support.
During the course, you will collate a portfolio of evidence, which meets the criteria of the units studied. This evidence can be in the form of written tasks that you have completed, testimonies, questioning, professional discussions and through observations (3) by your tutor in your workplace.
Successful completion of this course could allow progression to the Foundation Degree in Learning Support and then the BA (Hons) Education (Learning Support).
You will be expected to attend 3 hour tutor led sessions on either a Tuesday or a Thursday for 32 weeks. In addition, you need to arrange to work/volunteer in a learning support role for a minimum of 10 hours per week. You should have the approval of your workplace to attend the course, as it is recommended by the Awarding Body (City & Guilds) that you are supported by a workplace mentor. Furthermore, permission is required from your workplace for tutors to gain access for assessment purposes.
Furthermore, permission is required from your workplace for tutors to gain access for assessment purposes.