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View Unit : Support learning activities

Unit
Unit Reference Number
F/601/4073
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Support learning activities
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
20
Unit Credit Value
4
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
13.2 Direct Learning Support
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

This unit must be assessed in accordance with the TDA assessment principles.

Assessment criteria 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 5.2 must be assessed in the workplace.

Information required to support learning activities includes:

• relevant school curriculum and age-related expectations of learners

• the teaching and learning objectives

• the learning resources required

• own role in supporting the learning activities

• any additional needs of the children or young people involved

Resources to support learning activities including:

• materials

• equipment (including ICT)

• software

• books and other written materials

Learning support strategies to support the needs of learners, for example:

• creating a positive learning environment

• managing behaviour

• encouraging group cohesion and collaborative learning

• prompting shy or reticent learners to ask questions and check understanding

• translating or explaining words and phrases

• reminding learners of teaching points made by the teacher

• modelling correct use of language and vocabulary

• ensuring learners understand the learning tasks

• helping learners to use resources relevant to the learning activity

• providing individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to learners’ needs

• modifying or adapting activities

Social organisation and relationships, for example:

• learner grouping

• group development

• group dynamics

• the way adults interact and respond to learners

Problems relating to:

• the learning activities

• the learning resources

• the learning environment

• the learners

• assessment

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Be able to contribute to planning learning activities

1.1

Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities

1.2

Evaluate own strengths and weaknesses in relation to supporting learning activities and how these may impact on the support that can be provided

1.3

Use knowledge of the learners and curriculum to contribute to the teacher’s planning

1.4

Offer constructive suggestions for own role in supporting planned learning activities

1.5

Identify and obtain the information required to support learning activities

2

Be able to prepare for learning activities

2.1

Select and prepare the resources required for the planned learning activities

2.2

Develop and adapt resources to meet the needs of learners

2.3

Ensure the learning environment meets relevant health, safety, security and access requirements

3

Be able to support learning activities

3.1

Select and demonstrate learning support strategies to meet the needs of learners

3.2

Explain how social organisation and relationships may affect the learning process

3.3

Give attention to learners in a way that balances the needs of individuals and the group as a whole

3.4

Demonstrate ways of encouraging learners to take responsibility for their own learning

3.5

Demonstrate ways of supporting learners to develop:

a) literacy skills

b) numeracy skills

c) ICT skills

d) problem solving skills

3.6

Explain the sorts of problems that might occur when supporting learning activities and how to deal with these

4

Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress

4.1

Apply skills and techniques for monitoring learners’ response to learning activities

4.2

Assess how well learners are participating in activities and the progress they are making

4.3

Record observations and assessments of learner participation and progress in the required format

5

Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities

5.1

Explain the importance of evaluating learning activities

5.2

Use the outcomes of observations and assessments to:

a) provide feedback to learners on progress made

b) provide the teacher with constructive feedback on the learning activities

c) provide the teacher with feedback on learners’ participation and progress

d) reflect on and improve own practice in supporting learning activities

6

Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT

6.1

Evaluate how own knowledge, understanding and skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT impact on practice

6.2

Develop a plan for improving own knowledge, understanding and skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT

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