There are hundreds and perhaps thousands of learning support and learning resource staff working in the FE sector in England, and learning support makes an important contribution to the retention, achievement and progression of many learners.
Learning support roles
Learning support takes place in a range of settings across the whole of the lifelong learning sector. The following
are some examples of activities that learning support practitioners might be asked to undertake:
· Adapt learning resources to meet the needs of learners
· Explain tasks and ideas clearly to a learner
· Scribe, read, translate or interpret learning materials
· Use question and answer to check and develop learning
· Provide encouragement, constructive feedback and appropriate praise for learners
· Complete records of work undertaken with learners
· Take part in planning and review meetings
There are various qualifications covering the learning support role, some general some more specific and these are frequently done in service alongside undertaking the role itself. The lack of a qualification should not deter you from applying for a post – jobs are frequently advertised in the local press or on college websites.
We are currently rewriting our information sheet ion Learning Support roles but if you want more information about either the work or the qualifications, please call us on 0300 303 1877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org