What's covered?

This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

What do you need?

Learners must be at least 16 years old. This is a full time study programme and you will be required to be in college all week and attend a practical placement for the duration of the course, this will be in a learning environment (school or college). You need to show competence in both skills and knowledge. If you have not got GCSE Grade 4 (c) or above in English and Maths you will need to study this as part of the course

How you are assessed

To achieve the Diploma the learner must complete 16 mandatory units. It 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. You will also be assessed in the placement on the practical skills.

How Long?

1 year

What course next?

Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges, a foundation degree, or specialist roles within the workforce.

What could this lead to?

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a variety of unsupervised 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.

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