What will I learn?

This course is aimed at students who want to work with children in a school setting as a support to the teacher. It assesses all aspects of working in a classroom environment following the National Curriculum requirements including care and education. As this course is portfolio based work place assessed students are required to be volunteering or working in a school setting- not reception.

You will study units including Communication; Developing relationships; Promoting Positive Behaviour; Health and Safety; Observations; Safeguarding; and Literacy and Numeracy.

Schools have a large number of vacancies every year and opportunities for employment are good. There are opportunities to move onto a higher level of qualification - Specialist Support in the classroom or E.Y.E (provided entry requirements are met).

Additional Course Details for 18/19

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Course code 19076
    Course name Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) (STALIS)
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Various Throughout Year
    Times 09:00 to 16:00
    16-18 fee £0.00
    Entitlement Waiver £0.00
    Full Cost Fees £2000.00
    Start date 01/08/18
    Duration 30 week (s)

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