Where am I now?
At the moment I am studying with Somerset Skills and Learning at their Yeovil office. The qualification I am doing is a Level 3 National Diploma in "Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools", having completed the Level 2 Diploma in 2012.
When will I finish?
My end date for this course is June 2014, but I am able to complete as early as December 2013 if all my work is to the sufficient standard.
What is the next step?
There a lot of options! This site explores them and their pros and cons.
Why create a website?!
For fun of course :) making websites is one of my hobbies outside of work.
What can SSAL offer?
At present, SSAL offer no further options for people who have completed STLS Level3. However, once I have completed my Level 3 Diploma, in December, their new short course should be available. This is not a higher qualification, it is an optional module of the Level 3 Diploma they do not cover in the STLS course I am on.
What is Unit 308?
Unit 308 is "Supervise whole class learning activities" and there are four learning outcomes:
Prepare for supervising whole class learning activities
Supervise whole class learning activities
Support learners in completing work set for them
Conclude whole class learning activities
As Somerset Skills and Learning have never run this course before, full details aren't available. My tutor advised that the course would be ready by the time I have finished my current qualification, and that the Unit 308 would be likely to last for a term. This would consist of 3 delivered sessions (or "college days"), coursework being completed in my own time and observations at work putting the skills into practice. I have expressed my interest in having more details when the course is finalised, including the cost of the training.