What you'll Learn

This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers all aspects of Specialist Support, some examples include; planning delivery and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher equality and inclusion special needs support personal development reflective practice children’s development theoretical perspective behaviour management health and safety communication and relationship development.

A voluntary work placement in either a primary or secondary school working with the years 1 and above (ages 5+) is required for a minimum of 12 hours per week. This can either be 2 full days or 4 half days. You will also be required to come into Achievement Training’s City Centre location once a month, for tutorials.

Ideal If

You have been employed in the role for a considerable period or an experienced volunteer. You will be provided with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.

What to expect

The Delivery of the qualification is done mainly at the workplace, the assessor will visit the work place every 6-8 weeks. You will receive a login to an on-line portfolio account, which can be accessed from any Wifi or 3/4G point. You will be provided with a detailed course programme and your tutor will support your throughout the course. At centre you will have the opportunity to network with other learners and to share practice and access to different resources to support your learning including laptops, desktops, tablets and textbooks.

The qualification can be completed as an Advanced Apprenticeship or as a stand alone course.


What next

This qualification will enable you to progress in a wide range of work roles including:

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Special needs assistant
  • Parent support advisor
  • Learning mentor


Course Cost = £2,225.00

Funding is available depending on your circumstances. FREE if you are either:

  • Aged 16-18

Advanced Learner Loans are available!

This qualification can be completed via an Apprenticeship!

Application for ages 16-18

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10 Months