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Course Overview

This course will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide effective support as a teaching assistant in a school or college. 

Volunteering or working for 10 hours per week in school will help to develop your practical skills whilst regular college workshops will provide you with vital underpinning knowledge. 

The sessions are run by experienced tutors & you will be assigned a workplace assessor who will visit you in school to assess your practice and provide constructive guidance.  Your knowledge is assessed by regular assignments.

What our students say:

'The course has given me the knowledge & understanding needed to work as a TA.  Classroom experience alone wouldn't have been enough to work in this role.'

'It (the course) has been extremely valuable to become a competent TA.'

'I wish I had done the course years ago.  The tutor was brilliant, so supportive throughout...'

'Informative sessions. I always looked forward to attending.'

 

 

The course comprises of 11 mandatory units:

  • Support Positive Behaviour in a Learning Environment for Children and Young People

  • Promote an Effective Learning Environment

  • Maintain Relationships with Children and Young People

  • Contribute to Teamwork in a Learning Environment

  • Support the Health & Safety of Children and Young People

  • Understand Children and Young People’s Development

  • Provide Displays in a Learning Environment

  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in a Learning Environment for Children and Young People

  • Understand Children and Young People’s Play and Leisure

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People

  • Understanding Schools and Colleges as Organisations

 

Adults aged 18+ employed or volunteering in a school or college.

You need to have be working or have arranged a placement volunteering as a teaching assistant for 10 hours per week in a school. Ideally you will have gained 3 months experience before embarking on this course. 

Regular assignments are set following the college lessons. 

You will be assigned an experienced assessor who will visit you in your school, observe your practice & set tasks for you.

Depending on your role & level of responsibility in school on successful completion of this course you may be suitable to progress to NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

£827

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

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

If you have completed the Level 2 Award course and progress onto the Level 2 Certificate, the cost of the course is reduced.

 

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

10 Months

Location

Poole Campus

Adult Fee

827.00

Adult Fee with Concession

827.00

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