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Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the knowledge needed to work in a school or college.  It links to varied support staff roles including Teaching Assistants, administration & site support roles. 

The sessions are run by experienced tutors.  Your knowledge is assessed by regular assignments.

This course has some common content (approximately 50%)  with the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools qualification which is a vocational qualification - developing both knowledge and skills. Many students secure a voluntary placement during the Award course and on completion of the qualification continue to the Certificate which they are then able to complete more quickly than the usual 10 months. 

When recruiting Teaching Assistants generally schools look for candidates to have achieved or be working towards the Level 2 Certificate qualification.

 

 

 

 

 

The course comprises of six  mandatory units:

  • Understand Communication & Pofessional Relationships

  • Understand Children and Young People's Health and Safety

  • Understand Child and Young People’s Development

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People

  • Understanding Schools and Colleges as Organisations

  • Understand Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Work with Children & Young People

 

Adults aged 18+ with a desire to work in the education sector.

English qualification - GCSE Grade C/4 in English or Level 2 Functional Skills (all elements) or if you are unable to provide evidence of these qualification or they have not been achieved them,  then there is an opportunity to sit a literacy test at interview.    

A desire to work in education, volunteering in a school would be beneficial but is not essential.

Regular assignments are set following the college lessons. 

 

Students with 2-3 months volunteer experience in a school/college and an agreed placement for 10 hours per week can progress to NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificates in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

£245

Concessions may be available to those in receipt of certain benefits - including Universal Credit.

You may also be eligible for the conession rate under the Low Wage Entitlement.

For more information please email neilsonc@bpc.ac.uk

Awarding Body:
NCFE

Curriculum Area:
Science, Care, Health and Foundation - Early Years and Care

Course Options

Wed 4th September 2024

Attendance

Part-time

Duration

5 Months

Location

Poole Campus

Adult Fee

245.00

Adult Fee with Concession

245.00

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