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South Farnham Teaching School is a registered City & Guilds Training Centre delivering the QCF Level 3 Certificate: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools to offer professional development for Classroom Assistants.

Tutorial/workshops cover each of the eleven units required for the Certificate and are delivered at South Farnham School on Wednesday afternoons from 4.15 – 5.15pm  throughout the year. Each candidate has an Assessor who guides them through the course and meets with them for one-to-one sessions interspersed among the more formal tutorials. Candidates will need to compile a Portfolio of paper-based evidence against all of the criteria for each of the Units. They will be observed in their working environment by their Assessor and there is a requirement for class teachers to provide Witness Statements relating to their Teaching Assistant's performance.

The Units covered are as follows:-

Communication and Professional Relationships

Developing Professional Relationships

Supporting Health and Safety

Schools as Organisations

Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Understanding Children’s Development

Supporting Learning Activities

Supporting Assessment for Learning

Safeguarding Children

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Personal Development in Health and Social Care



The cost of the training is £550 per candidate.

If you are interested in this programme for 2017/18 please contact Claire Donnachie