This qualification is aimed at learners working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges. The qualification covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice. The framework provides training for the roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant; special needs assistant; behaviour support assistant/co-ordinator; pastoral/welfare assistant; foundation stage assistant or team leader. At Level 3 the total minimum number of credits attainable on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for this pathway is 44. This is achieved through completion of the Combined Knowledge and Competence qualification and the Transferable Skills qualifications.
• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
• School as organisations
• Support learning activities
• Promote children and young peoples' positive behaviour
• Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
• Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
• Support assessment for learning
• Engage in personal development
• Support children and young people's health and safety
• Understand child and young person development
• Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
You must have Level 2 numeracy and literacy or the equivalent GCSE qualification in maths and English (minimum grade C/4) and should either be employed or undertaking voluntary work of approximately 10 hours per week within a primary or secondary school. All candidates will need to attend an information session before starting the programme.
On successful completion of this programme, you can gain employment as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant.