This qualification is part of the new suite of Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment.

Who is it suitable for?

The qualification is aimed at a range of learners, including young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language, who are thinking of working in a school or college setting.

 

How is this qualification structured?

To achieve the Award the learner must complete 6 mandatory units.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

The Award can usually be completed in 6 months.

Qualification number: 603/2478/8

 

Aim

This qualification is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part time support staff may fulfil including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment.

 

The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school or college setting, including young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs, or where English is an additional language,

Total Qualification Time (hours): 120

Guided Learning (hours): 90

Credit value: 12

Age ranges covered by the qualification: From 5 years of age. Please note that some knowledge of development in the early years has been included in the specification to enhance learners understanding.

 

Real work environment (RWE) requirement/recommendation: Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

 

Rules of combination: All units are mandatory.

 

Progression: including job roles (where applicable)

The Award shares mandatory units with the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, providing a direct progression route.

 

Throughout this Specification we have referenced the wording ‘learning environment’, which refers to the different types of schools and colleges.

How long will it take to complete?: The Award can usually be completed in 6 months.

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