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Education Support Assistant (PDA)

Inverness College UHI

Venues

Inverness Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

Thue purpose of this PDA is to enable candidates to prepare themselves to undertake roles which support children and young people in an educational setting and will provide a platform to those already working in educational support roles for Continuous Professional Development.

A particular feature of the award is the requirement for candidates to be either employed or to have a period of workplace practice experience in an educational setting to enable them to meet the requirements of units related to supporting children and young people in an educational setting and to develop their practice in an educational setting.

Content:
supporting the development of children and young people; supporting the behaviour of children and young people; supporting children and young people who require additional support for learning; supporting children and young people in an educational setting (workplace only); professional practice in an educational setting.

*This course is not appropriate for school leavers.*

Entry Requirements

Ideally applicants must be working in an educational support role; applicants not already working in an educational support role will have to find their own placement, and pay for themselves and/or apply for an ILA.
Students may be asked to complete a short task to establish academic level. Depending on the results of this, students may be advised to complete some units from the flexible programme to build academic skills before embarking on this award.
Students may also need to complete some work-based experience.
*This course is not appropriate for school leavers.*

Start Date

August

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year

Department

Education and Childcare

SCQF Level

6

Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other