Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (7329)

  • Replacement qualification (5329)
Last Updated: 03 Jun 2013 The NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools covers a wide range of skills to meet the support needs of school pupils - in primary, secondary or special needs schools. Achieving the NVQ demonstrates how well you work and your skills relating to pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning. An NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is for anyone currently working as a teaching assistant in any type of school. The NVQ would also suit you if you provide midday and cover supervision, pastoral, bilingual and subject support, or special educational needs and additional support. Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

General Information

What's involved in studying this course

You'll cover things like:

  • Administration
  • Supporting individuals during therapy sessions
  • Promoting positive relationships
  • Encouraging independence, self-esteem, self-reliance and learning skills
  • Developing pupils' subject-related knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Supporting bilingual/multilingual pupils.

To gain an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.

NVQs are assessed at work or in a simulated workplace. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

For the NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, you will need to provide a portfolio of evidence, including a testimony from an expert observing you at work.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You have some knowledge and basic skills such as helping to keep children safe and supporting their development alongside the class teacher. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility in the classroom.

Level 3
You've worked in this sector for some time. You have plenty of experience - perhaps supporting pupil's learning activities, promoting positive behaviour and effective teamwork. You want to develop your skills further, and in future possibly lead a team effectively or become a mentor.

What careers can this lead to

An NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools will develop your current skills and could help you take on a more senior role as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant. It could be a step on your way to other careers, such as:

  • Learning mentor
  • School teacher
  • Special educational needs teacher
  • Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

    An NVQ Level 3 could also lead to roles such as:

    • Play worker
    • Youth worker
    • Childcare worker.

    After taking Level 2, you could move on to Level 3 of the qualification. After taking Level 3, you could go on to the do Level 3 or Level 4 Award in Preparing To Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

    Both levels could also lead you into NVQs for other similar sectors, such as:- health and social care- children's care, learning and development- youth work.

    What's involved in delivering this course

    To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

    For the NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools your assessor will look at a portfolio of work that the learner has built as formal evidence of their learning. This will confirm if the learner has the skills to do the job well.

    You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

    You can get fast-track approval if you offer: Levels 2 and 3 NVQ for Teaching Assistants, or Levels 2 and 3 NVQ Classroom Assistants

    To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

    All learners must be employed in teaching and learning support in schools. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

    Level 3

    Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in this sector for some time. You have plenty of experience - perhaps supporting pupils' learning activities, promoting positive behaviour and effective teamwork.

    You complete six core units:

    • Help to keep children safe
    • Develop and promote positive relationships
    • Reflect on and develop practice
    • Support pupils' learning activities
    • Promote positive behaviour
    • Support the development and effectiveness of work teams.

    You also choose four optional units. Some examples include:

    • Promote the transfer of learning from outdoor experiences
    • Assist in the administration of medication
    • Facilitate children and young people's learning and development through mentoring
    • Invigilate tests and examinations.

    For a full list of units, download the course handbook from the centre documents section.

    What careers can this lead to

    An NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools will develop your current skills and could help you take on a more senior role as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant. It could be a step on your way to other careers, such as:

    • Learning mentor
    • School teacher
    • Special educational needs teacher
    • Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

    An NVQ Level 3 could also lead to roles such as:

    • Play worker
    • Youth worker
    • Childcare worker.

    After taking Level 2, you could move on to Level 3 of the qualification. After taking Level 3, you could go on to the do Level 3 or Level 4 Award in Preparing To Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

    Both levels could also lead you into NVQs for other similar sectors, such as

    • health and social care- children's care, learning and development- youth work.

    Level 3 NVQ for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools(7329-03)

    Last Registration Date: 15 Apr 2011 Supportive services: SmartScreen
    Replacement qualification (5329)

    Level 3 NVQ for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

    • Accreditation No: 500/3676/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: NVQ Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: Data Unavailable Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
    • GLH: Data Unavailable Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Last Certification: 31/12/2013 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

    Additional information for centres

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    The general expandable sections contain documents that cover multiple levels and the level-specific expandable sections contain documents that cover that particular level.

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