NEWCOMERS to NCFE Supporting teaching and learning in schools QCF LVL 3

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Hi guys just thought it would be good to get a thread going for people just starting STLIS Lvl 3... ive just started paper based award.. got the horrible feeling that i am doing everything wrong! would be nice to talk to people at a similar stage of the course to get some feedback. Feel free to add me on facebook. my name is Amelia Taverna :) x
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Nicola Donohue

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Hi I've been doing the course for a few months just re-submitted the first assignment failed the first time, they want the answers broken down into children, young people and adults. Hope i do better second time round. Think my tutor is on holiday though as have heard nothing and i submitted my work over a week ago. Don't worry if you go over the guide for words i went over by quite a lot. Most people have felt unsure when they have started the course so don't worry. Just do what you feel is right and send it in, if they want more info they will let you know. I found re-writing it the second time easier because i had more of an understanding of what they wanted due to their feedback. Hope it all goes well. Enjoy it. Nicola.
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Kelly B

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I had to chase mine up as they didnt send it, just ring them and they will send it out :)
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cheryl

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thanks x
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Sarah Hodgkiss

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johanna wilks ive just added you as a friend on fb can you add me to the group please xx
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katrin

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Hi there I am a bit confused . I think I write far too much . Phoned Stonebridge to get help ref how much I should write or even if they can sent me an example but nothing . Could somebody help me ?
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katrin

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Also is it possible to change it to do it all on paper ????
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Nicola Donohue

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I've just seen that I passed assignment 1 the second time round :-) Good luck with your course.
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Amelia Taverna

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Congrats on passing second time round! I am almost done with assignment 1 now... think i just need to send it off with not many expectations and then amend it as to what their comments are! do you have Facebook? it would be nice to be able to talk to someone on there at a similar stage of the course x
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Hi Amelia, I've submitted my assignment 1 last week so am just waiting to hear. How did you find it? Happy to chat if you want another FB friend?
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Nicola Donohue

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Yes i'm on Facebook I'll add you as a friend
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Alex Wagg

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hi everyone im just starting assignment 1 and also would love to talk to people on the similar stage of the course add me on facebook too ;-)

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David Brian

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Passed the 1st one second time as I had to break some of it down into sections.Unit 2 i've posted a question concerning word count.I see from yours that your word count count was very high, i'm a bit concerned about my word count.For summarising policies it suggests 300 but I have 1,760,I see from you post that it may not matter,there is so many policies 300 words would just give titles of policies. 
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Hi david I used alot of words on unit 2 as "the compile a chart" used alot of them.....different age ranges for each section. In fairness unit 2 is the biggest unit out of all of them so far :)
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David Brian

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Thanks Kelly just submitted my unit 2 want to make an early start with unit 3. got any of the questions?
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Cheryl Hole

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I have just started the course. lol getting a bit worried as most comments ive read on most subject is they have failed!? any tips or advice? please. thanks
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bev

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Don't panic you don't fail it's just a refer you made need to add a bit more info and each question is either a pass or refer don't give up
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Hi guys, I hae also just started the course but I'm feeling very confused with it all :s.
I think I ticked the online based course but when I try to access lessons online it tells me 'Error: Page Not Found' and nothing shows up. However they did send me the book through the post. Does everybody get a copy of this or have they mistakenly put me onto paper based course? Any help would be much appreciated, feeling very lost indeed. Thanks!
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Hi rachel im paper based but as I gather they send everybody the book and rhen you access all your course materials on line, they will send you a user name and a pass word to access them. Im contemplating changing to online as postal can some times taken upto 3 weeks to get here and as theres only a year to complete the course its to slow and theres alot of work! Lol
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Hi! I'm Tammy and have started the on line course. I didn't get any papers but had the access codes and password sent straight away. Hoping to make a big push to get this done...I am only on assignment 1 and wonder if I am biting more off than I can chew! LOL! Would be great to hear from you all! :-) 
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Kelly B

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Hi tammy I started mine In oct ive just passed unit 3, I feel the same, there is alot of work and im trying to get through my portfolio activitys( of which there is alot to do) Im only in a school 1 day a week there just seems alot to do in a little time. Ideally I want to pass by july then I can start a full time job in the new sept term. If u need any help dont hesitate to ask :)
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Christina ʚϊɞ Taylor

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Im doing online version and start my placement thursday and i need to tell them what i need to learn but am so confused as the only guidance i have is one sheet talking about practical assessment planning guide which i presume is the portfolio x 

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No thats just a guide for the last sections of the portfolio, you should have " final examination (portfolio activities)" sheet it has 45 tasks on split in to 11 sections to co-inside with your assignments you cant miss it, its 3 double sided pages long.... I had to chase mine up as they didnt send it at 1st but then now ive got it theres alot to do on it :( im considering swapping to online as I had my assignment 3 marked on the 3rd and still no assignment 4 yet... post is slow......
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raye dobson

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My stuff arrived for paper based today n im hoping when I read through it again it will make more sense lol
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raye dobson

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My stuff arrived for paper based today n im hoping when I read through it again it will make more sense lol
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Christina ʚϊɞ Taylor

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I never recieved that :( i might have to make a phone call and yeah defo swap to online i submitted my first assignment and it was marked within a week and a half x x 
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raye dobson

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Hi im rachael im awaiting my pack coming any day now .feel nervous really feels like starting school all over again .iv gone for paper based
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Stacey

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Hi I've recently started this course I'm on assignment one hope I'm doing it right feel free to add me on fb or maybe we could start a group on there? Xx
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Johanna Wilks

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whats your full name to add you? x
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raye dobson

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Iv jst started question one summerise early years any idea on content as im not sure what I have is enough x
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Johanna Wilks

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Hello I am just waiting for my pack to arrive should be due anyday. Would appreciate any support from any of you. If anyone would like to find me on facebook im happy to supporteach other. Please find me Johanna Wilks my profile pic is of me and my baby x 
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Hi there I am on the fb page. It's a great help, people are always willing to help if you need advice or just need a little encouragement. Some of them have finished the course recently but they are great because they are still popping on to help others. Have you sent a fb request to join the group?
Heidi :)
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send a request I can add u hun or friend req me raye dobson and ill add u tht way its a fab group lots of support x
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raye dobson

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send a request I can add u hun or friend req me raye dobson and ill add u tht way its a fab group lots of support x
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Alyson Evans

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I joined the fb page a couple of days ago, so far seems like a good group lots of support on there
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Reggie Taylor

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Hello again. Its so nice to hear from you nice people out there. I'm definitely going to send a friend request to you raye dobson right now. Thank you all for your help. Rxxx
   
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Hi what's the group called? I'm Stacey posner if somebody could add me to it thanks xx
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raye dobson

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If u send me a friend req I think I can add u xx
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Hi I have also just enrolled on the TA Level 3 with placement course today
and wanted to get added to the facebook group I think I have found the
group and requested to join so wanted to see who is running the group so
they will recognise my name when it appears, can you help? x


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hi can someone tell the name of the fb group please tia
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Danielle Davies

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Hi Im just about to sign up for this course i would like to join the fb group as well

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Michelle Middleton

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Hiya I have just started this course and I have been reading some of the comments looking for help. Please could you tell me how do I join the FB page.
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IJMKEM

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I would like to join a facebook page if there is one, I am struggling with assignment 1
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Stacey

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Thanks raye I've sent you a request xx
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Nikki

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Hi all, i've just submitted assignment 3 :/ started in September. I am not so sure about this latest unit though as with Christmas in the middle i struggled to get my mind on the questions,so just submitted in the end to get a bit of feedback if nothing else :) good luck all xxx Nikki
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Ive just recieved unit 4 and nearly fell through the floor at the amount to do..... are you finding the work load easy? Along with the portfolio activities that need to be done??
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Nikki

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No, i am not to be honest Kelly, and i am lucky because i am a housewife so do not work at the moment. Even when my hubby is at work and kids are at school i still find it quite difficult to sit and focus and not think of jobs that need doing. How about you? Oh no, really, Unit 4 is that bad?  Nikki
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Hello Everyone! We think it's fantastic that you've started a FB group for this course. Please add us so we can chime in to help if ever it's needed. We'll also be sure to let the group know of any special offers or events related to the course. Thanks!
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raye dobson

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Iv tried adding you but it isnt coming up with the college name x
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Sarah Hodgkiss

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whats the fb group called so i can find you all xx
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Kathleen McDonagh

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Hi can some one add me to the fb group please. My names kathleen mcdonagglh. Thanks
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Andrea

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Can I just ask if any one has done it with ABC and if it is reputable?
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Hi Andrea,
This course (Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools QCF Level 3) has remained with NCFE, and therefore students completing this course will receive an NCFE award rather than ABC.

I hope this information helps. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team directly on 01288 356300.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
portfolio activities for level 3 certificate.


when do we get the list of portfolio activities to complete??
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Hi, I'm on FB too if you want to add me I could do with the support. Are we all on the same course? As far as I can tell there's about 4 different types I'm on the NCFE level 3. I got a bit confused around christmas time as they appeared to change the assignment questions, has anyone else been affected by this? At first they changed the portfolio criteria from professional discussions to Finals and now I have 2 courses appear in my home page one with 2 graded papers and one without and with new questions and all assigments muddled up. Has this happened to anyone else? I enrolled last June but haven't got very far.

Hope to hear from someone 
Stacey

 
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Kelly B

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R u doing support teaching and learning level 3?? Mine are still professional discussions?? My assignment questions get sent out as I pass an assignment????....
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Hi all, I've just started the course, working my way through the first assignment now...

I have things to say but feel like they could all go into several of the questions - I don't want to seem like I'm constantly repeating myself!

Feeling a bit out of touch with the assignment writing lark - have you got to reference your work fully with citations?

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hi i have just started the course, feeling very confused as i find all the questions are basically the same? any one else feel like this??
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I have just finished the first unit and sent it off. I hope I've done it right, there isn't a lot of guidance with it really. I have done level 2 CYPW in the past and the amount of writing was something else, but I had a tutor to come out and assess me at school and guide me through it.
I'm finding this course quite difficult because I don't have that kind of help. I can't get to my "local" college (14 miles away) to do the course so distance learning was my only option. Plus if I'd have been able to go to college I could have got it paid through the Learning loan :(

Can anyone tell me what exactly the portfolio is is that just for units 5 to 11 or do we have to do the all portfolio questions contained in the text book (red text boxes). Very confused :(
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I didn't have my portfolio activities and contacted them and they said as we don't need them til unit 5 then they would be sent out at a later date as I was starting to do the red box activities too !! I think I joined the fb group can someone add me if I haven't done it properly thanks as I have received my first assignment and finding it really confusing as to what to write, some help would be much appreciated xx
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I'm not sure which group it is as there were a few and they were closed groups. I just got an email from SB they told me they don't send portfolio questions out until I reach unit 5 too. I'm relieved that's sorted out.
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Kelly B

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Level 3 NCFE supporting teaching and learning the header is a ladie and some children in red tops :)
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Heidi Brown

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Request sent :)
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Hi Everyone! Looks like there's a bit of confusion surrounding the portfolio activities. Please give your tutor a call directly on 01288 356300 so that she can explain everything for you. She'll be happy to walk you through it.
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Hi, I'm really struggling getting into the course - I can't believe how much I'm writing and keep repeating myself!! Any chance I can join your FB group?
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Hi I have also just enrolled on the TA Level 3 with placement course today
and wanted to get added to the facebook group I think I have found the
group and requested to join so wanted to see who is running the group so
they will recognise my name when it appears x

So far I am
confused, thought I had paid for the online as paid in full but cant sem
to open assignment 1 it just comes up with an error, can anyone help??
Thank Karen xx