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  • Qualification Specification

    www.tquk.org

    Qualification Specification

    TQUK Level 3 Certificate in SupportingTeaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

    TQUK Level 3 Award in SupportingTeaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

    601/2728/4

    601/2731/4

  • Contents Page no:

    2

    1. INTRODUCTION 32. INTRODUCTION TO THE QUALIFICATION 43. PROGRESSION 54. STRUCTURE 55. ASSESSMENT 76. CENTRE APPROVAL 87. COURSE DELIVERY 108. CENTRE QUALITY ASSURANCE 129. THE TQUK MANAGEMENT SUITE 1510. USEFUL WEBSITES 1511. UNIT OF ASSESSMENT 1612. APPENDIX 1 - Training and Development Agency for Schools QCF Assessment Principles 4213. APPENDIX 2 - Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles 44

  • TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

    (Ofqual) in England and by the Welsh Government.

    TQUK offers qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Qualifications regulated by Ofqual

    are listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications (http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/).

    We aim to provide qualifications that meet the needs of industry which are designed by leading professionals and

    delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. To accompany the qualification, TQUK

    will provide centres with world class customer service to support the delivery of our qualifications.

    Please visit our website www.tquk.org for news of our latest developments.

    Each qualification which TQUK offers is supported by a specification that includes all the information required by a

    centre to deliver a qualification. Information in the specification includes unit information, assessment and learning

    outcomes.

    The aim of the Qualification Specification is to guide a centre through the process for delivering the qualification.

    Please read alongside the TQUK Centre Handbook. Further details of TQUKs procedures and policies can be

    found on our website www.tquk.org and accessed via a centres homepage in the Management Suite.

    TQUK expects all centres to familiarise themselves with the specification and the Centre Handbook as they will

    assist in the administration, preparation, delivery and assessment of the qualification.

    All TQUK literature will be provided through the medium of English. On request, materials can be supplied in

    Welsh or Irish.

    Qualification specifications can be found on the TQUK website www.tquk.org

    Please check the website regularly to ensure that you are using the most up to date version (see footer).

    This qualification may be eligible for public funding. If you are applying for funding you should use the QN

    number. For further advice on funding, contact TQUK.

    If you have any further questions please contact TQUK.

    Introduction

    Welcome to TQUK.

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    Qualification Specifications

  • Use of TQUK Logo, Name and Qualifications

    TQUK is a professional organisation and use of its name and logo is restricted. TQUKs name may only be used by

    approved centres to promote any TQUK qualifications.

    When using TQUKs logo, there must be no changes or amendments made to it, in terms of colour, size, border

    and shading. Only the logo given as part of centre approval should be used.

    Approved centres must only use the logo for promotional materials such as on corporate/business letterheads,

    pages of a centre's web site relating to TQUK qualifications, printed brochures, leaflets or exhibition stands.

    If a centre no longer has TQUK approved centre status, it must immediately discontinue the use of TQUKs logo.

    The TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) and TQUK Level 3 Certificate in

    Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) are regulated by Ofqual.

    Qualification Purpose

    The TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) and TQUK Level 3 Certificate in

    Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) provide learners with the opportunity to develop skills,

    knowledge and understanding to enable them work in the following roles; teaching assistant, classroom assistant,

    learning support assistant, additional needs assistant, pastoral/welfare support assistant, bilingual support assistant

    or foundation stage assistant. The roles must be under the direction of the class teacher, whose lesson planning

    and day-to-day direction set the framework within which the individual works.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements, however, learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy or

    equivalent. Learners should be keen to work in the sector to support teaching and learning in schools. They

    should also have attention to detail and be willing to work in a team environment, whilst also being willing to work

    using their own initiative when required.

    The TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF), contains competence based

    units, therefore learners must be working in an appropriate school environment for a minimum of 12 hours per

    week. This can include voluntary and unpaid work.

    There may be a requirement, by their employer, for learners to be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service:

    https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview or if they intend to work with learners who are

    covered by these regulations (formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)). It is the learner's responsibility to seek

    advice from their employer regarding this.

    Learners must be at least 16 years of age at certification.

    Introduction to the Qualifications

    4

  • Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

    Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

    Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of pupils in Schools

    Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

    Level 2 qualifications in Children's Care, Learning and Development, Play Work or Youth Work Practice

    Structure

    TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

    Learners must achieve 12 credits from four mandatory units to be awarded the TQUK Level 3 Award in

    Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

    Unit

    no.

    Unit title Unit ref. Level Credit

    value

    GLH

    Group A Mandatory units

    1 Communication and professional relationships with

    children, young people and adults

    F/601/3327

    3 2 10

    2 Schools as organisations

    A/601/3326

    3 3 15

    3 Understand Child and Young Person Development

    L/601/1693

    3 4 30

    4 Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of

    Children and Young People.

    Y/601/1695

    3 3 25

    Progression

    Structure

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  • Unit

    no.

    Unit title Unit ref. Level Credit

    value

    GLH

    1 Communication and professional relationships with

    children, young people and adults

    F/601/3327

    3 2 10

    2 Schools as organisations

    A/601/3326

    3 3 15

    3 Understand Child and Young Person Development L/601/1693

    3 4 30

    4 Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children

    and Young People.

    Y/601/1695

    3 3 25

    5 Support assessment for learning

    A/601/4072

    3 4 20

    6 Support learning activities F/601/4073 3 4 20

    7 Engage in personal development in health, social care or

    childrens and young peoples settings

    A/601/1429

    3 3 10

    8 Promote children and young peoples positive behaviour

    A/601/4069

    3 3 15

    9 Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety.

    D/601/1696

    3 2 15

    10 Develop professional relationships with children, young

    people and adults

    H/601/4065

    3 2 10

    11 Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with

    children and young people

    M/601/4070

    3 2 10

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

    Learners must achieve 32 credits from 11 mandatory units to be awarded the TQUK Level 3 Certificate in

    Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

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  • Guided Learning Hours

    The credit value of a qualification is based on the time taken by the average learner to achieve the learning

    objectives. One credit equates to 10 hours of learning. These hours are made up of contact time with a

    teacher/assessor, referred to as guided learning hours (GLH), and non-contact time for study and assessment

    activities.

    These qualifications are assessed through activities which are developed by the centre, and are internally marked

    and sampled as part of quality assurance/internal verification procedures.

    Recording documents for the assessments can be found on the TQUK Management Suite.

    The assessment and quality assurance process will be subject to external quality assurance/verification by TQUK.

    Assessment must meet the requirements of the Training and Development Agency for Schools QCF Assessment

    Principles (Appendix 1). The qualification contains some units which must be assessed in line with Skills for Care

    and Developments QCF Assessment Principles.

    The recommended assessment methods