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Course Overview

This course will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide high level effective support as a teaching assistant. 
 

Volunteering or working for 15 hours per week in school will help to develop your practical skills whilst regular college lessons 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 lessons. I always looked forward to attending.'

 

The course comprises 16 mandatory units:

  • Support Positive Behaviour in Children and Young People

  • Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

  • Support Children and Young People During Learning Activities

  • Support Assessment for Learning

  • Support English and Maths Skills

  • Engage in Personal and Professional Development

  • Support Health and Safety in a Learning Environment

  • Understand How to Support Learning of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

  • Understand How to Support Bilingual Learners

  • Support the Use of ICT in the Learning Environment

  • Schools and Colleges as Organisations

  • Understand How Children and Young People Develop

  • Support Children and Young People during Transitions

  • Support Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication

  • Support the Role of Play, Leisure and Extra-Curricular Activities for Children and Young People

  • Understand How to Safeguard Children and Young People

Adults aged 18+ who are established in a TA role or volunteering, in a school or college with a high level of responsibility.

You need to have be working or volunteering as a teaching assistant for 15 hours per week in a school. The breath of your role is important - you need to have a high level of responsibility at your school - for example responsibility for regularly planning and implementing group activities independently of the teacher.   We would expect you to you will have a minimum 12 months experience in this role before embarking on this course. 


You will be invited to attend an interview and will complete a literacy test as part of the interview process.   Good literacy skills are important in a TA role, so occasionally we will recommend students enrol on a literacy course prior to starting this course. 
 

You will be assessed in your school or college and will need to build an e-portfolio of evidence based on theory taught at the session.

You may wish to undertake the BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies or a Foundation Degree in Early Years in terms of further progression. 

£2225

This course fee can be paid in instalments.

This course fee is can be covered by the Advanced Learner Loan. 

 

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

12 Months

Location

Poole Campus

Adult Fee

2225.00

Adult Fee with Concession

2225.00

*Advanced learner loan available

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