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Support Teaching and Learning

Course Code: DST
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Course type: Distance learning
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: The course is delivered online so you can study at a time that suits you.

What's it all about?

This qualification aims to: 

 • focus on the study of the supporting teaching and learning 
 • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge 
• provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills. 
The objectives of this qualification are to: 
• provide you with in depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to work in a school or college environment 
• provide a stepping-stone into further learning within the sector.  
Please note that the start dates shown for this course are for guidance only. You will start your course as soon as you have enrolled.

Course information

Unit 1: Schools and colleges as organisations 

Unit 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment 

Unit 3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people 
Unit 4: Professional relationships with children and young people 
Unit 5: Understand how children and young people 
Unit 6: Support positive behaviour in Children and young people 
Unit 7: Support children and young people during learning activities 
Unit 8: Support English and maths skills 
Unit 9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment 
Unit 10: Support assessment for learning 
Unit 11: Engage in personal and professional development
Unit 12: Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication
Unit 13: Understand how to support bilingual learners 
Unit 14: Understand how to support learning of children and young people with educational needs and disabilities 
Unit 15: Support children and young people during transitions 
Unit 16: Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people 

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

This qualification is internally assessed with an externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a variety of unsupervised job roles that support children and young people’s learning in schools or colleges. 

Roles this qualification will prepare you for include: 
 • Teaching Assistant 
 • Learning Support Assistant 
 • Special Needs Assistant. 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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