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IQ Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 600/3751/9
Title IQ Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 07/11/2011
Operational End Date 31/10/2015
Total Units 11 Min Credit 32
Min Guided Learning Hours 180 Max Guided Learning Hours 180
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £51.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Introduction

This specification is intended for trainers, centres and learners. General information regarding centre approval, registration, assessment papers, certification, reasonable adjustments, special consideration, appeals procedures are available from the website. This document should be read in conjunction with the IQ QMS Centre available from the website.

Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

Important Notice: Expiry date of this qualification is 31/10/15 after which date no candidates can be registered, certification end date is 31/01/2016.   Alternative qualification is The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) 600/6205/8.

The IQ Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) is for those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils. As this qualification features practical units, there is a requirement to be practising in a teaching and learning support role either in a paid or voluntary capacity. The 4 knowledge-based units are common to the IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) and credit gained in the award can be used towards the certificate.  Additional units cover the generic knowledge and practical skills required to work in a teaching assistant or similar role at Level 3.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Structure

To achieve the IQ Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF), the learner must complete the 11 mandatory units totalling 32 credits.

IQ Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

Assessment

Assessment for this qualification is portfolio based. It must be in accordance with the relevant assessment strategies located at the end of this document:

  • Appendix A (Training and Development Agency for Schools QCF Assessment Principles) and
  • Appendix B (Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles).

Specific assessment guidance for each unit is in the relevant unit’s “Assessment guidance and delivery” section.

All assessment criteria must be met, however holistic assessment, where applicable, is encouraged.

A Qualification Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim competence is available to download from the IQ website.

Learner Entry Requirements

Learners must have attained GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above or equivalent.

This qualification contains competence based units, therefore it is a requirement that learners work for 15 hours (recommended) per week in an appropriate school environment (an absolute minimum is 12 hours per week). This can include voluntary and unpaid work.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per the assessment strategies relevant to each unit. Further guidance can be found in sections 3 and 4 of Appendix A (Training and Development Agency for Schools QCF Assessment Principles) and sections 3 and 4 of Appendix B (Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles).

Centre Requirements

 

 

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