|Qualification name||Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools|
|Awarding organisation||City & Guilds of London Institute|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||6th September 2023|
|Cost description||Courses with a duration over 12 weeks and costing in excess of �150 (including exam fees) can be paid for in instalments over the duration of the course or one year (whichever is shorter). While the College can not guarantee this arrangement in every|
Applicants should hold a Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Supporting Teaching & Learning and a current Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy. A good working knowledge of ICT is also required. In addition applicants must have had significant experience as a teaching assistant in a school setting and have at least 10 hours per week guaranteed before the course starts.
The course consists of several mandatory units as well as specialist units. Example units covered include communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, understand child and young person development, engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings, understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people, support children and young people's health and safety, support learning activities, promote children and young people's positive behaviour.
A DBS is required for this role. Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes. Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses. Enrolement can be throughout the academic year.
The course is assessed through a range of assessment methods; these include direct observation of performance in the workplace, professional discussions, assignments, presentations, written/oral questioning. All evidence is collated and presented in an e-portfolio.
This can lead on to higher level programmes and advice on next steps will be provided by your class tutor/assessor.