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Supporting Learning in the Further Education and Skills Sector

10 credits

The course will cover a range of topics including: differing contexts for learning support, the role of the support practitioner, key values and principles which underpin learning support practice, impact of learning support practice on learner progress and achievement, national and local policy and regulatory requirements related to learning support, learning theories and relevance to practice, inclusive learning and the types of learners engaged in post compulsory education and training, factors leading to disruptive behaviour and strategies to manage challenging behaviour, development of learners English, maths and ITT skills and those linked to employment and the key stakeholders and professional agencies who may have an interest in the learning support context.

Starts Please contact us to register your interest in this course.
Qualification 10 credits
Entry requirements

No previous qualifications required.

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (speaking and listening at 7.0) with no other component below 6.0.

Length 30 hours (normally delivered over 10 weeks)
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Theory in to Practice

The course will provide you with opportunities to apply theory to practice and critically Reflect for improved professional practice.

Taught sessions

You will normally attend one session per week. Sessions are highly interactive and combine a range of pedagogical approaches involving presentation, whole and small group work, peer learning and assessment and the use of a range of new technologies.

Observation of Teaching

You will be observed supporting learning in practice. Observation of practice forms a key aspect of the summative assessment for this course. It is anticipated that you will build on and develop your practice following feedback from classroom observation.


You will be required to complete 2 x 1000 word assignments.

Reflective Learning Journal

You will be required to reflect on your practice through a reflective journal.


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