Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Course overview

The number of teachers in England have remained fairly consistent over the past 10 years, but the same cannot be said for learning support practitioners; the number of full-time positions has tripled in the same time period – from just under 80,000 to over 243,000. Learning support practitioners help teachers with their workloads, but that is just the beginning of how vital the role has become.

This teaching assistant course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of supporting teaching and learning in schools, including understanding how to safeguard children and young people’s well-being, providing support for learning and learning activities, and developing professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

Learners will also look at schools as organisations, promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion when working with children and young people.

Who is suitable for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Course?

This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop an in-depth understanding of the skills and knowledge for supporting teaching and learning in schools. This Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course is suitable for learners aged 16 or above.

Learners must either be working in an appropriate school environment for a minimum of 12 hours per week, (this can include both voluntary and unpaid work), or be able to organise an appropriate placement within a school environment, in order to study the course.

What you will learn ?

This course is split into 12 manageable units:

Unit 1: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Unit 2: Schools as organisations
Unit 3: Understand child and young person development
Unit 4: Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
Unit 5: Support assessment for learning
Unit 6: Support learning activities
Unit 7: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Unit 8: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
Unit 9: Support children and young people’s health and safety
Unit 10: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Unit 11: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Unit 12: Competency Assessments

Benefits of Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Course

  • Gain a Internationally recognised qualification
  • Create a long-standing career pathway within the education sector
  • Choose when and where to study
  • Receive an individualised curriculum plan, created by our online Diagnostic and Curriculum Planning Tool, to maximise learners’ development

Employment opportunities

CountryJobPotential salary up to
UKTeaching assistant£23,000 / Year
UAETeaching assistantAED 5,000 with
Housing allowance 15%
Transport allowance 10%
Other allowance 21%

What else ?

  • Engaging and interactive activities that stretch learners’ thinking and help put their new, extended knowledge into practice
  • Expert curriculum tutors are assigned to provide the support learners need to succeed
  • Study will develop learners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their future work and life
  • Personalised learning support from our excellent team of Learning Support Advisors
  • Support with your future progression through our Careers and Progression Coordinator

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