What does this qualification cover?
This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.
It covers all aspects of Specialist Support including planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reflective practice. It is also a must have for all those undertaking the Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship.
Who is it suitable for?
Anyone working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning.
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Diploma requires 56 credits.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete them in 12 – 18 months.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
A Degree in a related discipline. The level 4 diploma in advanced Teaching and Learning Practice.
Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?
- Senior Special Needs Assistant or similar roles
- Cover Supervisor