• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments.  It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support leaning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reflective practice.

Points to Note: As this is a work-based course you must have secured either voluntary work or employment within a childcare environment working with children in a school setting, for a minimum of 10 hours per week for the duration of the course.  Please note that you must have been volunteering or working in the placement in which you are to be assessed for at least 12 weeks prior to the course commencing.

Level
Level 3
Duration
38 sessions part-time
Awarding Body
CACHE
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support leaning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reflective practice.

As this is a work-based course you must have secured either voluntary or employment within a school environment working with children aged 5 to 19 for minimum of 10 hours per week for the duration of the course.

You need to be involved in specialist support such as supporting the curriculum, English as an additional language, pastoral support, supporting additional educational needs or involved in the wider work of the school.

Please note that you must have been volunteering or working in the placement in which you are to be assessed for at least 3 months prior to the course commencing.

This course is based on a portfolio of evidence in which you will demonstrate your competence through work products and observations in the work place.

 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

As this is a work-based course you must have secured either voluntary or employment within a school environment working with children aged 5 to 19 for minimum of 10 hours per week for the duration of the course.

You need to be involved in specialist support such as supporting the curriculum, English as an additional language, pastoral support, supporting additional educational needs or involved in the wider work of the school.

Please note that you must have been volunteering or working in the placement in which you are to be assessed for at least 3 months prior to the course commencing.

Once we receive your application you will be invited in to carry out an initial assessment at the college. Only upon completion of this initial assessment will you be invited in for interview.

Assessment and interview dates are available in March and April for courses starting in May.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Successful completion will provide opportunities in careers including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Senior Play Worker, Special Educational Needs Worker.  After further study you can progress into careers such as Early Years and Primary Teaching – please check additional entry requirements such as GCSEs.

If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.

 

Courses you can progress to

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You'll need to have:

As this is a work-based course you must have secured either voluntary or employment within a school environment working with children aged 5 to 19 for minimum of 10 hours per week for the duration of the course.

You need to be involved in specialist support such as supporting the curriculum, English as an additional language, pastoral support, supporting additional educational needs or involved in the wider work of the school.

Please note that you must have been volunteering or working in the placement in which you are to be assessed for at least 3 months prior to the course commencing.

Once we receive your application you will be invited in to carry out an initial assessment at the college. Only upon completion of this initial assessment will you be invited in for interview.

Assessment and interview dates are available in March and April for courses starting in May.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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