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.

This course attracts 32 UCAS Points

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.

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


Full Course Cost £2,225.00

Co-funded £1,112.50

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

Application for ages 16-18

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    16 -1819+24+


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    Thank you for completing the course application form. The details you have given me have been added to the course list which is due to start in September 2020. Next Steps: The course Administrator will contact you soon and arrange for you to come in to the centre which will give you the opportunity to meet the tutor and have a look around the centre. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, please give me a ring on 01752 202269 or pop a message to us on our Achievement Training Facebook page. Very best wishes, The admission team


    10 Months