Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
This is a knowledge based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools, including site staff, administrators and others, as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.
As it is a knowledge based qualification, it can be taken by candidates not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training or induction for those who are new in post.
Minimum age of 16. The Awarding Body does not set any other entry requirements but Centres may have their own guidelines.
The Award and Certificate are intended to prepare learners for employment.
Supporting literacy and numeracy development, supporting a curriculum area, behaviour support, additional support needs, e.g., gifted and talented, special educational needs, bilingual support/English as an additional language, pastoral and welfare support, exam invigilation, extra-curricular activities, working with parents, learning guide, induction mentor and team leadership.