This professional qualification enables you to support teaching and learning within primary, secondary or special schools. It is aimed at adult learners from the age of 19 upwards, who are working in schools or who are prepared to complete a work placement.
You will need the ability to achieve Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy. A DBS check will be required so that students can complete work placements as part of the course.
The programme covers a wide range of topics that includes:
Child and young person development
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Schools as organisations
Assessment is conducted formally within the work placement through direct observation. Tasks and projects will also be set in order to successfully complete a professional portfolio.
Successful candidates can progress to the Level 3 certificate or seek employment as a learning support assistant.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*