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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 14

Hours: 3.00

Start: 31/10/2016

Days / Times: Monday 17:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 225.00*

Concessions: 225.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

You will learn about the role of the professional note-taker and develop skills in using note-taking conventions and presenting notes in a range of accessible styles. You will reflect upon how language diversity and communication affect the process and you will evaluate your own skills.

A number of subject specialist taught sessions will increase your understanding of deafness, sight loss, dyslexia, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health.  You will appreciate how equality legislation is implemented within education and the involvement of other professionals and agencies within access to education.

Entry requirements

You need:

·GCSE English grade A*- C or the equivalent

·Experience of working in a learning support role within a school, college or university

You will be required to arrange to take notes for a learner with a disability in a real educational setting as part of an assessment.

Course Content

The course comprises two units:

  • Unit A - Working with Disabled Learners: Disability Awareness
  • Unit B - Working with Disabled Learners: Note-taking Skills

How will I be assessed?

A variety of relevant assessment methods will be used, including practical note-taking in a range of situations and styles, self-evaluations, a leaflet, a presentation and a report. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need A4 hole-punched standard lined ruled paper, pens, ruler and highlighters plus a lever arch folder and a ring binder folder.

What can I do after this course?

You may be employed as a note-taker in a range of educational settings supporting learners with a range of disabilities.

Other qualifications you may consider include the:
• Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners
• Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Disabilities


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Jacqui Heath

Jacqui Heath

Tutor Jacqui helps students find the right words thanks to TESOL course

Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College.
Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children.
Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course.  She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English.
Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions.
Jacqui added:

The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.

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