What opportunities will this course give me?
For those not employed within an appropriate setting as a Teaching Assistant, it will open doors to employment. The course will provide opportunities for employed Teaching Assistants to progress to a higher level Teaching Assistant qualification and build confidence in the role of understanding the knowledge behind the practice.
What will I be learning?
You will study sixteen mandatory units covering safeguarding, health and safety, assessment for learning, the use of ICT for supporting learning, child development, supporting speech, language and communication, supporting bilingual learners, supporting special educational needs, supporting transitions, supporting learning activities, schools and colleges as organisations, supporting positive behaviour, building relationships, supporting English and math, professional development.
Why is this course for me?
This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a variety of unsupervised job roles that support children and young peoples learning in schools or colleges. Roles the qualification will prepare you for include: - Teaching Assistant - Learning Support Assistant - Special Needs Assistant. A level 3 qualification will help you to proceed to HLTA status.
How will my learning be enhanced?
A variety of teaching methods will be used including whole class, group work, team work, pair work, discussions, exercises, and handouts.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Eastleigh College has been delivering teaching assistant qualifications to the local community for many years and has assessors with a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field.
What do I need to sign up?
You will be required to have a school placement and be either employed or volunteering for a minimum of twelve hours per week. If volunteering you should be in the role for at least three months before applying for a place on this course. You will be required to have a good level of English in order to complete assignments.
Is there anything else I need to know?
You will be required to have a mentor in school to guide and support you in the workplace.
You will be required to attend online classes once a week for 2 hours in the evening.
An electronic portfolio is provided. You will need the course book and access to a computer/laptop or similar to complete assignments and attend online lessons.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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