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 sessions 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 workshops. I always looked forward to attending.'

 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

NCFE CACHE Level 4 Advanced Practioner in Schools & Colleges helps learners to develop skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection or you may wish to undertake the BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies or a Foundation Degree in Early Years. 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

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. 
 

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HNN3PD0033 07/09/2020 £100.00 £100.00 £2225.00
There is an Advanced Learner Loan available for this course.

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

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

More info

Duration 

12 Months

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3 Diploma

Awarding Body 

NCFE

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Childcare and Health & Social Care

Start Day/Time 

Course start dates throughout the year. Monthly lessons from 9.30am - 1.30pm, there are two lessons in November, March & June.

Duration 

12 Months

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3 Diploma

Awarding Body 

NCFE