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

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. It will enable learners to gain an understanding of elements including children and young people’s development and safeguarding their welfare.

How is this qualification structured?

To achieve the Award the learner must complete 4 mandatory units.

 

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification provides you with the knowledge and understanding to work in a variety of job roles that support children and young people’s learning in schools or colleges. Roles this qualification will prepare you for include: 
• Teaching Assistant
• Learning Support Assistant
• Special Needs Assistant.

Qualification number: 603/2495/8

 

Aim

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. It will enable learners to gain an understanding of elements including children and young people’s development and safeguarding their welfare.

 

It is suitable for learners who are not yet working in a Level 3 school or college role but are able to achieve at this level. It is also suitable as initial training.

Total Qualification Time (hours): 120

Guided Learning (hours): 85

Credit value: 12

Age ranges covered by the qualification: From five 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.

 

Progression: including job roles (where applicable)

Learners can progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning or into the workforce.

How long will it take to complete?

The Award can usually be completed within six months.

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