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Update your skills with the Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF)

Posted 18 August 2017

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Are you looking for a rewarding new role in education? The Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF) is designed to give you the confidence and skills to progress in your career. Whether you’re changing jobs, or you want to take on more responsibility in the classroom, this qualification is for you.

Why work as a teaching assistant?

With class sizes increasing, one-to-one time with pupils has never been more important. Children with special educational needs (SEN), or English as a second language, often need extra support.

Being a teaching assistant provides plenty of scope for progression. You can train to become a higher level teaching assistant, or explore the many opportunities in the education sector.

Working in a classroom is a creative and active job, that offers the chance to build a range of skills. You’ll also benefit from flexible hours, which is an added bonus for parents.
Everyday tasks include:

  • Working with small groups or individuals.
  • Preparing activities, learning materials or classroom displays.
  • Lesson planning and leading classes.

Getting a qualification

Teaching assistant positions can be competitive, so a professional qualification will ensure that you stand out. The Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF) focuses on ways to safeguard children and help them to develop. The syllabus explores topics including how to positively interact with young people and encourage effective communication.

You’ll consider the education system from different perspectives, such as how legislation affects school policy. Discover more about diversity and equality in the classroom and find out how teaching assistants can make a difference.

The course will give you the opportunity to evaluate your skills and you’ll also pick up practical tips for managing bad behaviour.

Adaptable blended learning

Home study courses at West London College are the convenient way to fit a qualification around work and family life. The Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF) combines online modules with a 50-hour school placement. Either paid or voluntary, the placement is the chance to put your learning into practice.

Updating your knowledge is simple with PEARL, our innovative Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Track your progress and access interactive study resources. PEARL comes with integrated careers support, including a free CV builder and continuous professional development (CPD) courses.

Train for a career change or work towards a promotion. The Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 (RQF) is the affordable next step.


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