This course is suitable for people who are seeking a career change, volunteers or teaching assistants who need to up-skill.
This qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, and is designed for teaching and classroom assistants who work across primary, secondary and special schools. The qualification will help candidates accomplish a broad range of skills related to pupil’s welfare/care, behaviour and learning e.g. administration, supporting individuals during classroom activities according to their needs and promoting positive behaviour.
You will be required to attend your chosen school for approximately 15 hours per week until the completion of the course, and you will agree your timetable directly with the school. Your assessor will also meet with you on a regular basis.
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The selection process will include a basic initial assessment and an interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme and your ability to achieve the course successfully will be determined.
There are no formal entry requirements however it is preferable that you are working at level 1 or have achieved level 1 in Literacy and Numeracy. If your literacy and numeracy skills are at a basic level we may recommend that you up skill in these areas before progressing with this course. This will be discussed in your interview.The assessors will come out to your chosen placement or employment, to deliver the training. You will not need to attend college all delivering is workbased.
You will also need to arrange your own placement in a school of your choice of approximately 15 hours per week for the duration of the course and have a letter from school to confirm this. As you will be working with children a DBS check will be necessary.
The suitability of your employer will be determined before you are accepted onto the programme.
Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the course.
Careers advice and guidance is always available as required for progression after successful completion of the course. Courses you can progress on to include:
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