- Type: Vocational Courses | Professional Training | Higher Education & Access to HE | Part-time & Adult Courses
- Level: 3
- Study Mode: Part-time
- Start: Variable
About the course
This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills needed to work as qualified Teaching Assistant supporting children in primary, secondary or special schools. This qualification is ideal if you are interested in working as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant or are currently working in an unsupervised role that supports pupils' learning, including specialist roles. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. We will help you find that placement.
1 day per week for 1 year – roll on/roll off at three termly points across the year.
Studying at our Higher Education Centre plus work experience or volunteering in a school at least one day per week (we help you find this.)
Preferably you will have GCSE English at grade C or above. However if you have commensurate life experience you may be able to study a GCSE English qualification alongside the course.
You must undertake and receive clearance for a compulsory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for suitability for working with children and young people.
Who is it suitable for?
This course is suitable for those who are currently working in a teaching support role and would like to gain a qualification and move to the next level.
How much does it cost?
Cost to be confirmed.
Note: 24+ and 19+ loans are available for this course.
There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds; grants and bursaries and employer support.
Where will this course take me?
- Study further HE courses, leading to a teaching qualification
The areas you will study include:
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Schools as organisations
- Supporting learning activities
- Promoting positive behaviour
- Developing professional relationships
- Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
- Supporting assessment for learning
- Understanding child development
- Understanding how to safeguard the well-being and Health & Safety of children
Will I have to provide anything?
You are welcome to bring your own device (tablet, laptop).
General stationery (lever arch folders, dividers etc).
Access to the internet at home would be beneficial
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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