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PDA EDUCATION SUPPORT ASSISTANCE

  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
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    SCQF Level:   06

PDA EDUCATION SUPPORT ASSISTANCE

This course is for those who wish to work as a pupil support worker in a nursery/primary/secondary or additional support needs setting.

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Child development
    • Children and young people with additional support needs
    • Supporting behaviour
    • Rights and entitlements
    • Practical units
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Why choose this course

You will have the chance to gain work experience through a placement in an educational setting working as a pupil support worker; to work in our purpose-built playroom and outdoor classroom; and to attend our children and young people’s services conference. This will help you learn about the initiatives and services that support children and young people.

Entry requirements

  • English at National 5 or equivalent, at grade C or above
  • Two other subjects at National 5 or equivalent, at grade C or above

We welcome applications from people with relevant life and work experience.

An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland application is required which you will do through the college if offered a place.

  • Where it leads

    Education: HNC childhood practice, or other HNC level courses at West Lothian College.

    Employment: registration at support worker level in the childhood practice sector.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for an interview, plan to be in college for around two hours. The interview consists of:

  • Course information
  • Interview
  • Short written and numeracy task

Please bring evidence of any qualifications and/or any employment references.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.