Teaching Assistant | City & Guilds Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools | Level 3

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: West Durrington Campus Awarding Body: C&G

Why this course?

Teaching

Please note this course is still taking applications for September.

This course is for experienced teaching assistants working within primary, secondary, mainstream or special schools, with specific responsibility for intervention strategies.

This is a qualification intended to provide the underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to supporting teaching and learning in schools, either in mainstream or Special Educational Needs.

The course content is both knowledge and competence-based to reflect the role of those directly supporting pupils’ learning.

Funding: 

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects. This means if you are 19+ and this is your first full Level 3 qualification, you may be able to study this course for free. 

For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

Find out from our alumni about what it's like to study this course:

 

 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0177-1C Start Anytime West Durrington Friday's 9.30am-12.30pm 31 weeks £2225.00 Apply
FE0241-1C Start Anytime West Durrington Wednesday's 5.00pm - 8.00pm 31 weeks £2225.00 Apply
  • alumni Views Elena Campbell Teaching Assistant | City & Guilds Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools | Level 3

    Doing the Level 3 Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (SSTLS) has really helped to boost my skills as a practitioner. Through placement learning and classroom work, I have been able to adapt and expand my existing knowledge and skills set with Karen and Louise’s help. They are so supportive and always explain the work in just the right ways. I have been able to gain a place at Chichester University with their help and support and cannot wait to go onto teaching using the foundations they have given me.

  • alumni Views Sara Murroni Teaching Assistant | City & Guilds Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools | Level 3

    I started my Level 2 course in 2019 and finished my Level 3 last year in July (2020). In the beginning, I wasn't sure if I was suitable because English is not my first language, but as soon as I met my fantastic tutor (Karen) I started to believe more in myself. The course was very interesting and I've improved a lot since I started. I did enjoy everything, particularly the friendship I found with my peers. Karen is an amazing tutor. She has years of experience and she loves teaching, you can see she is passionate about what she does.  If you have problems or struggle with something she goes above and beyond to help. I can't wait to go back to school and show my skills to the children I was supporting before Covid.

Entry requirements

Level 3 candidates should have at least one year’s experience working as a teaching assistant. Prior completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is recommended but not mandatory.

  • You must be age 18+
  • You will need to arrange a work placement within a school for a minimum of six hours per week during the course
  • Completion of the Level 2 Certificate preferable
  • Interview required
Entry requirements

What will I learn?

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children and young peoples’ positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Engage in personal development
  • Support children and young people's health and safety
  • Understand children and young people's development
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered in weekly three-hour sessions on either Wednesday evenings or Friday mornings for 30 weeks. The course starts in mid September. You will require a minimum placement of six hours per week minimum in a school, and 14 hours per week for independent study. 

Why the MET?

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College. It draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. We operate across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing and teach around 7,500 adult learners.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. Whatever your chosen subject, we have the facilities to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Why the MET?

Course fees and finance

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects.

If you are 19+ and this is your first full Level 3 qualification, you may be able to study this course for free. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

Course fees and finance

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