This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment.?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. As learners need to show competence in both skills and knowledge, they will need to be working or be on a practical placement during the taught programme of study.The Level 3 Diploma has been allocated UCAS points. Please refer to the UCAS website for further details of the points allocation and the most up to date information.
What will I learn?
This course contains 16 mandatory units including developing professional relationships with children, young people and adults, supporting positive behaviour in children and young people and supporting children and young people’s speech, language and communication.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
All units are assessed by a designated assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observations in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.
Learners will need to be working in a either a primary school (not Reception class), secondary school or college, for the duration of the course as they need to show competence in both skills and knowledge.
Additional Costs and Information
Duration of the course is 2 years.
What Could I Do Next?
Progression opportunities can be discussed with your designated assessor upon application to the course.