Special Education (SPED) Learning Facilitators refer to Apprentice Teachers or Teacher Aides who support and work with SPED teachers to develop and implement individualised educational plans for students with disabilities.
The PCP for SPED Learning Facilitators is a company-initiated Place-and-Train programme, hosted by Rainbow Centre, Singapore. The Programme is open to mid-career switchers and aims to train and equip them with the knowledge and skills to become trained special education apprentice teachers or teacher aides. Participants will undergo in-house training of up to 6 months. The training components can be found at Table 1.
Table 1: Training Components for PCP for SPED Learning Facilitators
Non-WSQ Facilitated Training
Structured On-the-Job Training
SPED Learning Facilitators have well-defined career pathways. New entrants without prior experience enter the sector as apprentice teachers or teacher aides with salaries which will commensurate with their qualifications. Once on the job as apprentice teachers or teacher aides, they can convert to fully-trained SPED teachers after further training and obtaining the necessary qualifications i.e. Diploma in Special Education. Thereafter, they can move up to become senior teachers, lead teachers or programme leads.