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Course Code: SPVED041/1FR

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

This course offers learners a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills required for direct engagement with children and young people in school and college settings. Covering essential aspects such as promoting positive behaviour, providing pupil support, utilising information and communication technology, and fostering children's social development.

The course consists of several mandatory units as well as specialist units.

Example units covered include:

  • communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • understand child and young person development
  • engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • support children and young people's health and safety
  • support learning activities
  • promotion of positive behaviour

Applicants should hold a Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Supporting Teaching & Learning and a current Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy. A good working knowledge of ICT is also required. In addition applicants must have had significant experience as a teaching assistant in a school setting and have at least 10 hours per week guaranteed before the course starts.

The course is assessed through a range of assessment methods; these include direct observation of performance in the workplace, professional discussions, assignments, presentations, written/oral questioning. All evidence is collated and presented in an e-portfolio.

Complete an application form on-line to enable you to be invited for an interview.

This can lead on to higher level programmes and advice on next steps will be provided by your class tutor/assessor.

If you are 19-23, it is your first Level 3, and are studying an SFA approved Level 3 programme you may be eligible for full fee remission.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or Higher Education Loan to help with the costs of your course if you are 19 or older and the course you are studying is an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

Course options

Flexible Start Dates - Blended Learning

Course Duration

34 weeks

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