ABOUT THE COURSE
This course combines theory with practical study, to give you a good understanding of what's involved in supporting teaching and learning and how you can enhance the development of a child or young person. You'll learn all about how children develop their understanding, professional best practice and how to promote learning.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Topics covered can include:
Providing support for learning activities
Supporting child development
Keeping children safe
Contributing to positive relationships
Providing effective support to colleagues
WHAT WILL I NEED?
You will need:
- Four GCSEs at grade 1 or above (A*-G) or an equivalnt Level 1 qualification
- An Enhanced DBS check
All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Assessment is by completing a portfolio of evidence via assignments and assessment of skills is through direct observation by the assessor.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE, regardless of your age or income. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?
Employement in a school/college environment as a Teaching Assistant or a Learning Support Assistant.
You could progress to the Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools programme.