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Supporting Teaching & Learning: Level 3 Certificate - NCFE Cache

Friday 5 October 2018
09:45 - 11:45
50 Hours / 25 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

 

Course description 

An ideal way to increase your workplace qualifications and gain an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary, special schools and colleges. The qualification is suitable for those working in  unsupervised roles supporting learning. A letter from your chosen school to confirm your placement and number of hours is required at enrolment as well as an up to date DBS check.

 A letter confirming placement Key Stage 1 and above for a minimum of 6 hours per week over a period of a year is required at enrolment as well as an up to date DBS check, which you can obtain through the College. You will  be assigned an assessor to visit  your workplace and observe your work over a period of up to one year. Qualification may take up to 12 months to complete.

 

 Entry requirements

You will be expected to sit an Initial Assessment and attend an interview  prior to being accepted onto the course. The initial assessment will be a computer based test to assess your literacy or numeracy skills to ensure that you will be able to cope with the demands of the course.  There is also a writing task to complete to assess your suitability for the course. The minimum requirements to enrol on the course are Level 2 in maths and Level 2 in English.

Please see brochure for Initial Assessment dates.  An interview will be offered to those candidates who pass the Initial Assessment.

 Initial Assessment is conducted to ensure that this is the right course for you and where required additional support can be put in place to help you succeed.  If you are unsuccessful in your Initial Assessment, guidance will be given to you regarding a more suitable course.

 A) Guidance needed: Learners must have carried out an initial assessment. Please call 020 3045 5176 to arrange an initial assessment. Those who have successfully completed the initial assessment will be contacted to arrange an interview for tutor approval to enrol on this programme.

 B) Entry requirements: successful completion of the initial assessment and successful completion of the interview.

 C) Be working as a teaching assistant/learning support assistant in a school for at least 12 hours per week, in a paid or voluntary capacity. This must be commenced before or at the start of the course and learners should hold a current DBS check.

 D) Written confirmation from the school placement regarding the number of hours and year group you will be supporting is required on enrolment. In addition, confirmation is required from the setting of their willingness to support you throughout the course.

 * Initial Assessments *

 Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

 To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

 Https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/improve-your-maths  .

 http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/tot/alns2/CMA-Edexcel-web2.swf .

 

* Initial Assessments *

 Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

 To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

 Https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/improve-your-maths

 http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/tot/alns2/CMA-Edexcel-web2.swf

 

 What you will learn 

The course units cover:

1. Schools and colleges as organisations.

2. Health and safety in the learning environment.

3. Safegurading children and young people.

4. Professional realtionships with children, young people and adults.

5. Child and young person development.

6. Supporting positive behaviour.

7. Supporting the use of ICT in the learning environment.

8. Supporting assessment for learning.

9. Personal and professional development.

 How you will learn on this course 

A variety of teaching strategies will be used in the delivery of this course including discussion ( whole class and small groups), tutor-led sessions, activities, research projects, role-play and group work.

You will need to make notes during session and do their own research to complete homework tasks.

 Assessment of written work will be done by the college-based tutor and assessment of practice will be carried out by an assessor in the workplace. A portfolio of evidence will be compiled from written tasks, observations in practice, discussion and other evidence.

 

 How you will be assessed on this course 

1.  STL3C1: 1. Understand the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education.

2.  STL3C1: 2. Understand how schools and colleges are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities.

3.  STL3C1: 3 Understand how schools and colleges are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities.

4.   STL3C1: 4. Understand educational ethos, mission, aims and values.

5.   STL3C1: 5. Understand the purpose of policies and procedures in education

6.   STL3C2: 1. Understand how to plan and provide environments that support children       and young people’s health and safety.

7.   STL3C2: 2. Understand how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits.

8.   STL3C2: 3. Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves.

9.  STL3C2: 4. Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment and during off-site visits.

10. STL3C2: 5. Understand own role in assisting in the administration of medication.

11. STL3C3: 1. Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.

12. STL3C3: 2. Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people.

13. STL3C3: 3. Understand the need to ensure children and young people’s safety and protection in the learning environment.

14. STL3C3: 4. Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed.

15. STL3C3: 5. Understand how to work with children and young people to support their well-being.

16. STL3C4: 1. Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.

17. STL3C4: 2. Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection.

18. STL3C5: 1. Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years.

19. STL3C5: 2. Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice.

20. STL3C5: 3. Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern.

21. STL3C6: 1. Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment.

22. STL3C9: 1. Understand the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning.

23. STL3C9: 2. Understand how to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning.

24. STL3C10: 1. Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning.

25. STL3C11: 1. Understand what is required for competence in own work role.

 Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Examination costs are included in the course fee.

 

 What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

You will be expected to completed between 5-6 hours of home study each week, comprising of portfolio development, research and writing up of assignments from both the college-based tutor and the work-based assessor.

 

 What you need for your course

You will be provided with essential course portfolio documents.

 

 What you need to bring to the first class

Lever arch file, dividers, A4 note paper, pens/pencils.

 

 What you can do next 

This qualification provides the learner with the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. There are nine shared mandatory units between the courses enabling learners to transfer learning and unit credits from the Certificate to the Diploma at Level 3, providing a direct route of progression.

Additional Information

 Paperwork to help your learning

 At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course.  Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals.

 All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College.

 All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

 

  The College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

 The VLE may be used as part of this course.  You can register on the VLE at this address:  http://vle.lecb.ac.uk/

 

  Further information and careers advice

 If you require any further information or careers advice please contact the College on 020 3045 5176

 

or email guidance@lecb.ac.uk

 Venue Information

 5 Brampton Road,

Bexleyheath,

Kent DA7 4EZ

 Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.

Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422

 Car park available onsite.  Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.

 For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking

 

 Please note:  This course outline is correct at the time of printing. Please keep for future reference.