Adult Literacy Subject Support (9483)

  • Closed for registrations
Last Updated: 02 Aug 2012

The Certificate in Adult Literacy Subject Support boosts your understanding of adult literacy - including how people's language and literacy develops and the impacts of social factors.

You'll develop your existing knowledge and gain new skills and experience in supporting adult learning.

The Certificate in Adult Literacy Subject Support is for anyone interested in working with adults and supporting their literacy. It's particularly useful if you're a learning support assistant or a non-specialist teacher for over 16s.

Anyone with a good level of literacy can take the qualification. You don't need a current work placement, but you should have some experience of, or a keen interest in, teaching adults.

Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • personal communication skills
  • knowledge and understanding of language and literacy frameworks
  • personal and social factors and their impact on individual learners
  • language and society
  • learning support theory and practice.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments. VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical task, exams or online tests. For the Certificate in Adult Literacy Subject Support you will prepare a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.

Level 3
You have some experience in helping adults learn and would like to increase you understanding of literacy. You might be a learning support assistant or a non-specialist teacher for over-16s.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate in Adult Literacy Subject Support can help you get a range of jobs in this specialist field including:

  • further education lecturer
  • learning mentor
  • teaching assistant/learning support assistant.

Once you have completed the course there are lots of options available for further study to help you progress in this career. If you want to teach adults basic skills you might move on to:

  • 3792 Certificates in Adult Literacy and Adult Numeracy
  • 3798 Numberwise
  • 3799 Wordwise.

If you want to develop your adult learning support skills you might be interested in:

  • 9484 Level 3 Certificate in Adult Numeracy Subject Support
  • 9485 Level 4 Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists
  • 9487 Level 3 Certificate in ESOL Subject Support
  • 9488 Level 4 Certificate for ESOL Subject Specialists.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

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

Anyone can take this qualification, but learners need to be able to read and interpret written tasks and organise written information clearly.

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

Level 3

Is this level right for me?

You have some experience in helping adults learn and would like to increase you understanding of literacy. You might be a learning support assistant or a non-specialist teacher for over-16s.

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You complete 4 core units:

  • Personal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of language and literacy frameworks
  • Social and personal factors and their impact on language and literacy learners
  • Language and society: factors influencing language and literacy learning and development.

You also choose 1 optional unit from:

  • Learning support practice (learning support assistants)
  • Learning support practice (non-specialist teachers).

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate in Adult Literacy Subject Support can help you get a range of jobs in this specialist field including:

  • further education lecturer
  • learning mentor
  • teaching assistant/learning support assistant.

Once you have completed the course there are lots of options available for further study to help you progress in this career. If you want to teach adults basic skills you might move on to:

  • 3792 Certificates in Adult Literacy and Adult Numeracy
  • 3798 Numberwise
  • 3799 Wordwise.

If you want to develop your adult learning support skills you might be interested in:

  • 9484 Level 3 Certificate in Adult Numeracy Subject Support
  • 9485 Level 4 Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists
  • 9487 Level 3 Certificate in ESOL Subject Support
  • 9488 Level 4 Certificate for ESOL Subject Specialists.

Level 3 Certificate in Adult Literacy Subject Support (9483-01)

Last Registration Date: 08 Apr 2011
Closed for registrations

Level 3 Certificate in Adult Literacy Subject Support

  • Accreditation No: 100/2395/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 90 - 90 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2014 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

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

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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