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.
It is aimed at learners working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges.
Learners can be employed or be volunteering in a placement of at least 2 full days per week or a minimum of 30 hours per week as an Apprentice.
You will be assessed on the units by creating a portfolio of evidence to prove your knowledge and competency. These assessments could include observations of work practices, written assignments, reflective practice and professional discussion.
16 Mandatory Units as follows
Schools and colleges as organizations
Support health and safety in a learning environment
Understand how to safeguard children and young people
Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Understand how children and young people develop
Support positive behaviour in children and young people
Support children and young people during learning activities
Support English and maths skills
Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
Support assessment for learning
Engage in personal and professional development
Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication
Understand how to support bilingual learners
Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Support children and young people during transitions
Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people
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