P/T LV 3 Dip Specialist Supp Teach Learning in Schools (58770)

Wakefield College
Wakefield College

Detailed information

This qualification has been designed for those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils and who have a specialism in supporting, for instance, bilingual children or children with special educational needs.
Course code:58770
Method:In a classroom
Duration:12 Months
Accreditation:City & Guilds
Requirements:There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to have sufficient language and literacy skills to be able to achieve the qualification. Since this qualification is assessed in the workplace, you need a job or voluntary position within a school setting that offers you suitable experience and the chance to demonstrate the necessary skills.

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Course program

Venue Castleford Campus
Programme Level Level 3
Full-time/Part-time Part Time
Duration 12- 14 months
Start Date Various
Day/Evening Evening
Awarding Body City & Guilds

What you will study

You will need to achieve 11 mandatory units plus optional units. The mandatory units are:-

* Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
* Schools as organisations
* Support learning activities
* Promote children and young people’s 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 in health, social care or children and young people’s settings
* Support children and young people's health and safety
* Understand child and young person development
* Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

How you will learn

Portfolio sessions will include theory research, practical tasks, group involvement, work based projects, resource learning and workshops. Your assessor will plan, and assess your practical work in the workplace.

How you will be assessed

You will be allocated a workplace learning assessor who will guide you to complete a portfolio of evidence.


You will need to attend portfolio guidance sessions at regular intervals during your course - these will help you to collate your course evidence. Your course should be completed within 12 - 14 months

Course location

Wakefield College

Wakefield College is the largest college in the District and has an impressive track record, having provided education and training in Wakefield and its surrounding area since 1868. Today, the College has three main campuses: Wakefield City, Castleford and Thornes Park, and also delivers courses in the community and by distance learning.

Our College is committed to working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to transform learning, attainment, achievement and progression across the district. We have good relationships with schools across the Wakefield district and the College has a broad mix of former pupils from across the region.

The College is home to over 10,000 students, of all ages and abilities, studying a broad range of courses, from pre-entry level through to higher education and professional qualifications.

Ofsted inspected our College in May 2010 and the Inspection report made great reading for our staff and for our students. The report rated Wakefield College as ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ in 22 of the 23 areas in which it was assessed, and praised the College for its “outstanding approach to working with partners, safeguarding, and equality and diversity.” Inspectors also complimented the College for its outstanding support for learners to improve their economic and social well-being and for the highly effective action it takes to prepare learners for employment and progression to higher education.

The College’s ICT provision was also assessed with the inspection team looking at both full and part-time provision at foundation, intermediate and advanced level. Overall, the area achieved a grade one, the highest possible, with inspectors describing outcomes for learners as ‘Outstanding’.

The promotion of safeguarding was also rated ‘Outstanding’ as was the promotion of equality and diversity. Ofsted concluded that “all relevant statutory requirements are rigorously applied and closely monitored by appropriate departments.

In 2010 Ofsted described Wakefield College’s A Level pass rates as “Outstanding’ and our students have continued to shine in this area since then. In 2013 our overall pass rate exceeding 95% for the tenth year in succession, and 15 A Level subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including English Literature, Law, Biology, Chemistry, History, Physics, Accounting, Media Studies, Further Maths and ICT. In addition to the A level success an impressive 13 BTEC Extended Diploma students achieved three distinction stars – the highest results possible.

Wakefield College is a forward-thinking establishment, committed to continually improving its facilities to meet the needs of the modern world. Recent years have seen major new initiatives taking place, including the refurbishment of our Wakefield City Campus and the opening of the Harrison Building with its dedicated Sixth Form facilities, the creation of a new Performing Arts Centre at the Waterton Building, the development of new centre for construction students at the Lightwaves site, and an exciting joint venture with Crofton Academy.

Our College works hard to be at the centre of its local community, delivering what the District needs and students want. See what we have to offer and come and join us. You won’t be disappointed.

Wakefield College

Open Evening:
Location: Thornes Park Campus and Castleford Campus
Date: Monday 21st October 2013
Time: 5pm - 8pm

Open Evening:
Location: Wakefield City Campus
Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2013
Time: 5pm - 8pm

Open Day:
Location: Wakefield City Campus, Thornes Park Campus and Castleford Campus
Date: Saturday, 23rd November 2013
Time: 10am - 2pm

Open Evening:
Location: Thornes Park Campus and Castleford Campus
Date: Monday 10th February 2014
Time: 5pm - 8pm

Open Evening:
Location: Wakefield City Campus
Date: Tuesday 11th February 2014
Time: 5pm - 8pm

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