**This course may be free if it is your first level 3, you are unemployed or on a low income.**
If you are already qualified at Level 2 and working in a school or nursery, the Level 3 Diploma will enable you to have: more responsibility in the classroom, take a lead on planning & assessment of learning activities, command a higher pay rate, develop your confidence and enhance professional skills. You will study 16 units which include: child development, safeguarding, health & safety, positive environments for children and, as well as supporting positive behaviour, communication, equality & inclusion and maintaining & supporting relationships with children and young people.
You should have a qualification in English and Maths at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE A-C or Level 2 Functional Skills). Initial assessment for this course will determine what level you are working at and it may be recommended that you study English or maths alongside this qualification in order that you are accepted. Experience of working or volunteering in a school setting. You will need to find a one day per week placement in a school- on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Good knowledge of IT is desirable as you will be conducting internet research, preparing reports using Word, submitting assignments using Google Classroom and emailing attachments.
The qualification consists of 16 units of study that cover: Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Child Development along with specialist units that support childrens learning & behaviour. The Knowledge aspects of the course will be taught in the classroom and you will need to attend college for two days per week. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board. The Knowledge and Skills you have learnt will be assessed at your work placement with two planned observations conducted by our assessor team.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Thursday in college and Friday online. Teaching methods are varied and include lecture, discussion, group work, field trips, video, presentations and role play. All resources used within each lesson are available and you will submit most of your coursework via Google Classroom In addition to the classes you will be expected to do over 5 hours of home study per week. Coursework submissions will be required to be in an electronic format so you will need access to a computer at home, or outside of the classroom.
In addition to the classes you will be expected to do over 5 hours of home study per week. Coursework submissions will be required to be in an electronic format so you will need access to a computer at home, or outside of the classroom.
Your work will be marked regularly by your tutor, who will give you constructive feedback on how to improve. Your tutor will also arrange for you to be observed twice, for one hour, in your work placement. Please note you will need to pass both the portfolio and workplace-observation elements of the course, in order to achieve the full L3 qualification. Successful completion of this course will give you a: Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning. The awarding body is NCFE CACHE.
Qualification you will achieve
Successful completion of this course will give you a: Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning. The awarding body is NCFE CACHE.
Next Steps and Progression
The successful completion of this course will provide pathways to higher study, eg: Level 4 HLTA or Foundation Degree GCSE English or GCSE Maths Employment in a school or educational workplace, with enhanced pay rates.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as English, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.