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Qualification name Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Aim Qualifications
Course type Online
Course start date Flexible
Cost description This course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs offer and may be funded by the government for eligible adults. Check for eligibility at Free courses for jobs - GOV.UK (

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The course is aimed at current support workers and teaching assistants in schools who directly support teachers in the teaching and learning of pupils. It will also benefit those who wish to pursue a career in education should they want a career change or are unemployed. This qualification provides the knowledge and understanding needed to work directly with children or young people in schools. Learners will support the assessment for learning, developing relationships, promoting equality and diversity and understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people.

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Level 2 Numeracy or equivalent Level 2 Literacy or equivalent

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The units covered are as follows: - Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults - Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults - Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings - Promote Children and Young People's Positive Behaviour - Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People - Schools as Organisations - Support Assessment for Learning - Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety - Support Learning Activities - Understand Child and Young Person Development - Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People - Plan and Deliver Learning Activities under the Direction of a Teacher - Support Teaching and Learning in a Curriculum Area - Team Working - Work with Other Practitioners to Support Children and Young People

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Knowledge evidence-based assignments Observations Witness Testimony Work Product

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On achievement of this qualification, learners will gain experience and knowledge of the education system and support provided in schools in order to train further as a SENCO, specialist support worker or go on to a teaching role.

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