PDA Education Support Assistance

Course Content

Enables learners to gain skills, knowledge and experience to develop a career as a Learning Support Assistant. Age range 0-18 years is covered, including a variety of topics. Provide assistance to children and young people with additional support needs and develop professional practice. Learn to promote positive behaviour, support children and young people's holistic development, First aid, infection control and moving & handling. Work placement enables learners to plan/implement/evaluate a range of activities in an educational setting, these are in primary, secondary or enhanced settings. Partnership with Dundee City Council Education Department leads to a qualification as a Care, Learning & Support Assistant. 

Entry Requirements

Relevant level 5 qualification, e.g. Child, Health and Social Care or Certificate in Early Education and Childcare. Other qualifications/relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis. A PVG record check is required.

Method of Assessment

Projects, reports and essay writing. Workplace practice: plan/implement/evaluate a range of activities supported by work experience mentor.

Future Prospects

Completion guarantees an interview with Dundee City Council. Recognised by the SSSC for registration for Support Worker. Progression routes include HNC Childhood Practice or HNC Health and Social Care.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Sep 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Children & Young People

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page