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Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Advanced Apprenticeship at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

They will be working under the direction of a teacher who has overall responsibility for teaching and learning in the classroom. They will contribute to planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities and will work alongside the teacher to support whole class activities, as well as working on their own with individual, or groups of, pupils. Job titles may include: teaching assistant; classroom assistant; learning support assistant; additional needs assistant; pastoral/welfare support assistant; bilingual support assistant; foundation stage assistant; learning guide; learning coach; induction mentor; team leader.

Course content

There are eleven mandatory units to this credit-based qualification with optional units to suit your working environment. However, topics/issues studied will be broader and could include:

  • Supporting disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs
  • Supporting children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development needs
  • Supporting learners with communication and interaction needs
  • Supporting delivery of the 14 – 19 curriculum
  • Invigilating tests and exams

Sessions are reviewed regularly and updated to meet the requirements of employers and learners in line with sector changes and the focus of legislation and good practice requirements.

Future opportunities

Learners are able to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Children and Young People’s workforce (0-19 years), Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Education (0-8 years).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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