Level 4 Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning

Course Information

The Level 4 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning develops practitioners currently qualified at level 3 to become Higher Level TA Practitioners. Learners wishing to move on to degree level studies will also benefit from its introduction to in-depth research, assignment and report writing. This course does not automatically convey “Higher Level Teaching Assistant” status.

Entry requirements

It is expected that learners will be at least 19 years old, hold a full level 3 Teaching Assistant or childcare qualification and have a good standard of literacy and numeracy. It is anticipated that learners will have at least 2 year experience as Teaching Assistants.

Learners will need to be working in a school setting since an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations.

Qualification Structure

There are 9 mandatory units and 7 option units. One optional unit must be chosen.

Total qualification hours: 620

Estimated time to complete the course: 18 months

Assessment

All units are assessed by First Avenue Training. Methods used could include:

Mandatory Units

Ref No.

Unit Title

Unit Aim

Unit Type

Hours

M4:1

Study Skills

To provide the knowledge and understanding required to complete the research and present written assignments and reports

Knowledge

40

M4:2

Legal Requirements / Legislation

To assess the learner’s knowledge and understand required for Employment rights, Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, SEND requirements. Child Protection procedures and Looked After Children; how to gather information to monitor the setting’s practice, and policies and procedures relating to E-safety; how to prepare for an Ofsted inspection.

Knowledge

70

M4:3

Leadership and Management

To provide the Knowledge and understanding to support, manage and work effectively within a team.

Knowledge & Practice

70

M4:4

Class Management and Managing Behaviours

To provide the knowledge and support to understand how group dynamics and social organisation affect the learning process, how to effectively manage behaviour and safely manage pupils in a learning environment.

Knowledge

60

M4:5

Understanding Child Development and How Children Learn

To explore the differences in children’s development and the risk of development delay. To provide knowledge and understanding of how children learn and develop.

Knowledge

70

M4:6

Working in Partnership

To develop the knowledge and understanding required to work on partnership both with your own working environment and with other agencies.

Knowledge

50

M4:7

Support Programmes that Promote Children’s Development

To provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use support programmes including observation, assessment to promote children’s development.

Knowledge

70

M4:8

Understanding Lesson Plans and Schemes of Work

To develop the knowledge and understanding required to use schemes of work and lessons plans

Knowledge & Practice

70

M4:9

Reflecting, Reviewing and Evaluating Own Practice

To provide the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills required to promote and engage in professional development.

Knowledge & Practice

60

 

Optional Units

Ref No.

Unit Title

Unit Aim

Unit Type

Hours

O4:10

Learning Mentor

To develop the knowledge and understanding required to support children who require additional help to overcome barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential.

Knowledge & Practice

60

O4:11

Family Support Worker

To develop the knowledge and understanding required to involve parents in their children’s education in order to help remove barriers to learning, improve attendance and behaviour and raise attainment.

Knowledge & Practice

60

O4:12

Special Education Needs and Disabilities

To understand what special educational needs are and to be able to explain the policies, procedures and legislation that schools need to follow. To identify barriers to learning and understand ways to help children access the curriculum.

Knowledge & Practice

60

O4:13

Developing and Delivering Own Lesson Plans

To develop and implement own scheme of work and lesion plan.

Knowledge & Practice

60

O4:14

Speech, Language and Communication

To understand the typical development of speech language and communication (verbal and non-verbal), and the importance of the connection between communication and the ability to access learning. To examine various difficulties children might experience and effective ways to support the child.

Knowledge & Practice

60

O4:15

Technology

To understand and be able to use a variety of technology to provide support lessons and information sharing in an educational setting.

Knowledge & Practice

60

O4:16

Social, Emotional and Mental Health in Children and Young People (SEMH)

To understand the importance of mental well-being in children and young people. The influences that can affect children and ways to support and improve the SEMH of children.

Knowledge & Practice

60

 

 

 

 

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