Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
13.1 Teaching and Lecturing
Credits:
14
Qualification No:
610/0368/2
GLH:
84 hours
Total qualification time:
140 hours
Price:
£62.50 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment
  • Observation
  • Professional Discussion/Vocational competence discussion
  • Project

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This qualification supports the on-going professional development of staff in primary schools who wish to undertake roles in delivery of Creative Arts in primary schools. New statutory regulations require that teachers (QTS) must engage in continued professional development and that through their annual performance management processes this must be discussed. The qualification reflects an opportunity for staff to continue their professional as well as personal growth and development.

    This qualification requires that learners have frequent and regular access to schools and children and young people in order to develop and evidence the learning objectives. Therefore, this qualification is limited to school-based staff – teaching assistants (including learning support assistants), higher level teaching assistants (HLTA), support staff, cover supervisors or school-based staff employed on instructor contracts as well as qualified teachers (QTS).

    Rules of Combination

    To achieve the qualification, learners will complete the three mandatory units.


    Units

    Mandatory Group

    Learners must complete all three mandatory units.

    Developing Pupils Skills through Creative Arts in the Primary Curriculum

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/650/0912
    Click here to view full unit details

    Plan and Deliver Creative Arts Lessons in a Primary School

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    R/650/0913
    Click here to view full unit details

    Reviewing Progress in Creative Arts in the Primary Curriculum

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/650/0914
    Click here to view full unit details

    Tutor/assessor requirements

    Tutor/Assessors must be fully qualified/experienced in the subject area in which they are delivering, details of which must be provided to Gateway Qualifications as part of the Qualification Approval application. All Tutors / Assessors must be fully conversant with teaching, advising and leading Creative Arts within a primary school.


    Internal quality assessor requirements

    There are no additional internal/external quality assurance requirements for these qualifications. Those centres delivering these qualifications must ensure that all staff engaged in the delivery and quality assurance are suitably qualified/experienced.


    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The purpose of the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Creative Arts in Primary Schools qualification is to develop knowledge and/or skills relevant to undertaking a teaching and learning role in Creative Arts. It aims to upskill primary school teachers, higher level teaching assistants and teaching assistants with experience across year groups and pupil groups to improve the overall delivery of the Creative Arts curriculum within primary schools. This qualification will assist in raising the standards within primary school Creative Arts teaching.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners will be able to plan and deliver a creative arts session which meets the requirements of Good within Ofted/Estyn frameworks. They will know the curriculum expectations for the age group. The qualification supports learners to be able to develop pupils' wider skills through creative arts and to encourage their progression and achievement within the curriculum area.

    Learners will create a personal development plan to support their own continuous development.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There are no other qualifications offered by Gateway that are as specific as this one. Other qualifications such as the Award, Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training are aimed at post 16 provision and are more generic than this one. Although there is a similar qualification for those who work with primary age children, it is in a totally different curriculum area.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The assessment for this qualification must be undertaken in a primary school setting so is not really suitable for those wishing to enter the sector unless they are a volunteer within a primary school and wish to gain paid employment.


    Which job roles does this qualification support?

    This qualification supports the on-going professional development of staff in primary schools who wish to undertake roles in delivery of creative arts in primary schools. New statutory regulations require that teachers (QTS) must engage in continued professional development and that through their annual performance management processes this must be discussed. This qualification reflects an opportunity for staff to continue their professional as well as personal growth and development.


    What are the progression options?

    This qualification supports the on-going professional development of staff in primary schools who wish to undertake roles in delivery of creative arts in primary schools. New statutory regulations require that teachers (QTS) must engage in continued professional development and that through their annual performance management processes this must be discussed. This qualification reflects an opportunity for staff to continue their professional as well as personal growth and development.


    What are the higher education progression options?

    n/a


    What are the English and maths progression options?

    Underpinning skills in English, in particular, will be delivered throughout the programme which may mean that the learners' level of skills may be improved.


    What barriers will this qualification help the leaner overcome?

    This is an inservice qualification.


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?

    The qualification will support the learner to develop skills which are useful within a primary education setting. Planning and delivery of sessions within a specific curriculum area will help the learner to focus on a specific subject and develop their own knowledge and skills within the area.


    How does this qualification support the learner to re-engage with learning?

    Some learners may be working in the sector but may not have undertaken training for a while, although they would normally be expected to undertake professional development on an annual basis.


    Progression & entry requirements

    Learners will benefit from English skills at least at one level below that of the qualification. These qualifications support the on-going professional development of staff in primary schools who wish to undertake roles in delivery and management of Creative Arts in primary schools. New statutory regulations require that teachers (QTS) must engage in continued professional development and that through their annual performance management processes this must be discussed. These qualifications reflect an opportunity for staff to continue their professional as well as personal growth and development. These qualifications require that learners have frequent and regular access to schools and children and young people in order to develop and evidence the learning objectives. Therefore, these qualifications are limited to school based staff – teaching assistants (including learning support assistants), higher lever teaching assistants (HLTA), support staff, cover supervisors or school based staff employed on instructor contracts as well as qualified teachers (QTS).

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.