TQUK Specialist Support (SEN) Teaching & Learning in Schools LV 3 Dip (RQF)

    Description

    Special Needs SEN Teaching Assistant Course Level 3. This online Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools course is suitable for students aged 16+ who are currently working or volunteering in a school in the role of Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. with children aged 5 and above. This SEN Teaching Assistant course is particularly aimed at students who directly support teaching and learning in reception or above in an area that requires specialist knowledge or skills. School site staff and administrators would also benefit hugely from this course.

    This online course covers all the units of the Level 3 Cert in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools. In addition, learners will cover 3 additional units covering working with disabled, special educational needs and children with learning and behavioural issues. If you do not require the SEN units then please consider doing the TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools RQF 

    To complete this course, learners should be placed in a classroom setting for a minimum of 1 day per week in reception year or above. If you are already employed in a school then that’s the perfect scenario. If not, then maybe you could consider volunteering alongside your course? Schools love volunteers, so it’s worth making contact with schools locally offering to volunteer in exchange for assisting you gain your qualification.  

    Learners are then able to access our learning platform The Laser to complete their assignments and upload evidence for each of the units within the course. Access your course and support for 12 months, all included in the fees. 

    Upon completion, learners will be fully qualified as a LV3 SEN Teaching Assistant. Fully recognised and accepted by OFSTED

    Still confused? Read our guide on how to become a teaching assistant


    Qualification: RQF 
    Support: 12 months support included 
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    Ofsted Accepted
    Price: Interest-Free Finance
    Recognised: By Ofsted Regulated Schools
    UCAS Points: 24

     

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 14 units of study in total as listed below.
    14 tutor marked assignments to complete

    Understand children and young person development

    Understand the expected pattern of development for children & young people from birth – 19 years
    Understand the factors that influence children & young peoples development and how these affect practice
    Understand how to monitor children & young peoples development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
    Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children & young people

    Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

    Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies & procedures for safeguarding children & young people
    Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children & young people
    Understand the importance of ensuring children & young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
    Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
    Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
    Understand how to work with children & young people to support their safety and wellbeing
    Understand the importance of e-safety for children & young people

    Support children and young peoples safety

    Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children & young people’s safety
    Be able to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or off site visits
    Understand how to support children & young people to assess and manage risks for themselves
    Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits

    Engage in personal development in children & young peoples settings

    Understand what is required for competence in own work role
    Be able to reflect on practice
    Be able to evaluate own performance
    Be able to agree a personal development plan
    Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

    Support learning activities

    Be able to contribute to planning learning activities
    Be able to prepare for learning activities
    Be able to support learning activities
    Be able to report and observe on learner participation and progress
    Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities
    Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and IT

    Promote children and young peoples positive behaviour

    Understand policies and procedures for promoting children & young people’s positive behaviour
    Be able to promote positive behaviour
    Be able to manage inappropriate behaviour
    Be able to respond to challenging behaviour
    Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour & behaviour policies

    Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

    Be able to develop professional relationships with children & young people
    Be able to communicate with children & young people
    Be able to develop professional relationships with adults
    Be able to support children & young people in developing relationships
    Be able to comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection

    Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

    Be able to promote equality and diversity in work with children & young people
    Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination into children & young people
    Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children & young people

    Support assessment for learning

    Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
    Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
    Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements
    Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning

    Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

    Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
    Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults
    Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including date protection

    Schools as organisations

    Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
    Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
    Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values
    Know about the legislation affecting schools

    Support Children’s speech, language and communication

    Understand the importance of speech, language and communication for children’s overall development
    Understand the importance and the benefits of adults supporting the speech, language and communication development of children in own setting
    Be able to provide support or the speech, language and communication development of the children in own setting
    Be able to contribute to maintaining a positive environment that supports speech, language and communication

    Support disabled children and young people and those with SEND

    Understand the rights of disabled children & young people and those with special educational needs
    Understand the disabilities and/or special education needs of children & young people
    Be able to support the inclusion of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs
    Be able to support disabled children & young people and those with special educational needs to participate in the full range of activities and experience
    Be able to support others to respond to the needs of disabled children & young people and those with special educational needs

    Support children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development needs

    Understand the influences impacting on the behaviour, emotional and social development of children & young people
    Understand the special educational needs of children & young people with behaviour, emotional and social development needs
    Be able to support the behaviour management of children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development needs

     

    Entry Requirements

    No previous qualifications are required.

    A placement either employed or voluntary is required for a minimum of 1 day per week for the duration of the whole Course. The placement must be in a classroom setting (Reception or above). International Students must be based in a school that follows the UK Curriculum

    Be aged 16 Years or above
    Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
    Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
    Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
    Have a genuine desire to succeed

    Qualification Awarded

    Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF)

    Qualification ref:  601/4423/3
    Credit value:
    44
    UCAS points: 24

    Training Qualifications UK

    This course provides successful students with a fully recognised qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

    Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Wales or Scotland.

    Study Method - The Laser

    Learners are able to access their course lessons via our LASER online learning platform.  Access your lessons, complete your assignments and contact your tutor all in one convenient place. 

    As long as you have an internet connection you can access your course 24/7. You are able to access our online platform on the following link Laser Online Learning Platform

    Laser Online Platform

     

    Each course on the laser follows our unique Laser Lessons formula, and consists of:

    • A filmed tutorial with a professional presenter and accompanying text for those with hearing difficulties
    • Selected reading available in PDF format and also from trusted websites
    • A presentation to give further explanation of a specific topic
    • Good practice example videos, including videos scripted by Laser Systems for Canal Wharf Studios to cover specific criteria
    • An interactive quiz to test knowledge gained
    • Evidence opportunities which allow the learner to produce work towards their course
    • Extended learning materials for those who want to develop their skills and knowledge even further

    A think and challenge activity which asks the learner to put the knowledge they have gained towards a real-life scenario

    See an example of one of our good practice video’s available below on the Laser. 

                                       

     

     

    Course Duration

    Online course access and tutor support are provided for 12 months,  all included in the fee. Complete to suit within this time frame.

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 232 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 440 Hours

    On average, learners will complete this course within 10-12 months.

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

    Course Induction - Zoom

    As part of the enrolment process for this course, all leaners are required to attend a course induction with one of our friendly assessors. These are normally carried out within 7 days of receiving course access. Inductions are carried out using Zoom and are compulsory for all students registered on this course. You are able to download Zoom totally free of charge here Zoom Induction

    This is a great way of meeting one of our assessors who will introduce you to the functions of our learning platform The Laser and answer any questions you may have before progressing. Inductions are provided on a regular basis at times to suit all. 

    course Induction

     

    Assessment

    Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor-marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

    There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

    The practical tasks within each unit of your course will require witnessing by a qualified teacher in your placement setting.  This should be the teacher you work with in the classroom. Alternatively, you can use a qualified assessor if you are fortunate to have one located within your setting. 

    Your expert witness must be suitably qualified to do so as below:

    Have a working knowledge of the units for which they are providing expert testimony.

    Be occupationally competent in their area for which they are providing expert
    testimony: 

    Be a qualified teacher with QTS status or have EITHER any qualification in assessment of workplace performance eg:

    Hold an A1 or D32 qualification OR a work role which involves evaluating the everyday practice of staff within their area of expertise.

    Evidence/proof of the (EW) qualifications will be required.

    The use of an Expert Witness (EW) should be determined and agreed by the assessor and final assessment decisions must be made by the qualified assessor based at UK Open College.

    Optional Extras

    This course comes with an optional extra

    1-1 tutor sessions:

    For a £30.00 fee, all learners on this course have the option to arrange a 1-1 zoom meeting with their tutor. Here you will have your tutors undivided attention to ask anything you want for a maximum of 30 minutes per session. All we ask is that you let your tutor know in advance what you would like to discuss so they can prepare. This allows you to get the maximum from your session. 

    All sessions can be booked with your tutor at a mutual time to suit. 

     

    Why UK Open College?

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    ✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
    ✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

    *NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £12 fee per year applies.

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    Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

    Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
    Permanent resident in the UK
    Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
    Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
    Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

    Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

    Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

    Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

    Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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    Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

    *Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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