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£829.00 Course symbols: * IA Q
Support children and young people in Primary, Secondary, Special Schools or Colleges to achieve their potential by working as a Teaching Assistant. Covering a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, equality and inclusion, safeguarding and communication and professional relationships. A letter confirming placement Key Stage 1 and above for a minimum of 6 hours pw over a period of a year is required at enrolment as well as an up to date DBS check, which you can obtain through the College. Work based assessment can take up to one year to complete. Includes exam & admin fees of £119.
You will be expected to sit an English and Maths initial assessment prior to being accepted onto the course. This will be a computer based test to ensure that you will be able to cope with the demands of the course and have a good level of maths and English to support children as they learn in school. Please see brochure for Initial Assessment dates. There is also a writing task to complete to assess your suitability for the course. The minimum requirements to enrol on the course are Level 1 in maths and Level 2 in English. Initial Assessment is conducted to ensure that this is the right course for you and where required additional support can be put in place to help you succeed. If you are unsuccessful in your Initial Assessment, guidance will be given to you regarding a more suitable course. A) Guidance needed: Learners must have carried out an initial assessment and have tutor approval to enrol on this programme. Please call 020 3045 5176 to arrange an initial assessment. B) Entry requirements: Successful completion of the initial assessment. C) A work placement of a minimum of 6 hours per week for a period of up to a year in Year 1 or above. This must be commenced before or at the start of the course and learners should hold a current DBS certificate (this can be arranged through the college). Written confirmation from the school placement regarding the number of hours and year group you will be supporting is required on enrolment. * Initial Assessments * Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed. To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment. Https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/improve-your-maths . http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/tot/alns2/CMA-Edexcel-web2.swf .
What you will learn
The roles of professionals within schools, supporting children in schools and colleges, preparing learning environments, supporting learning activities and improving own personal practice are part of the qualification.
How you will learn on this course
A variety of teaching strategies will be used, e.g. class discussion, tutor-led sessions, research projects, paired work and group work. You will need to complete a portfolio of evidence and be assessed in the workplace.
How you will be assessed on this course
1. SWSC1: 1. Know the different types of schools and colleges in the education sector 2. SWSC1: 2. Understand the organisation of schools and colleges in terms of roles and responsibilities. 3. SWSC1: 3. Understand how schools and colleges uphold their aims and values. 4. SWSC1: 4. Know about the range and purpose of school and college policies and procedures. 5. SWSC2: 1. Understand significant stages of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. 6. SWSC2: 2. Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development. 7. SWSC2: 3. Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development. 8. SWSC5: 1. Know about safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. 9. SWSC5: 2. Understand action to take when children and young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures. 10. SWSC5: 3. Understand child protection procedures. 11. SWSC5: 4. Know about current policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection. 12. STL2C4: 1. Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in a learning environment. 13. STL2C4: 2. Understand how to contribute to the inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 14. STL2C5: 1. Understand effective communication with children and young people. 15. STL2C5: 2. Understand positive relationships with children and young people. 16. STL2C6: 1. Understand health and safety legislation in a learning environment. 17. STL2C7: 1. Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment. 18. STL2C8: 1. Understand teamwork in a learning environment. 19. STL2C9: 1. Understand the nature and importance of play and leisure. 20. STL2C9: 2. Understand own role in relation to play, leisure and extracurricular activities.
Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)
Examination costs are included in the course fee.
What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time
You will be expected to complete between 5-6 hours of home study per week. Home study will comprise of the following: Portfolio development, research and writing up of assignments.
What you need for your course
You will be provided with the essential course Portfolio.
What you need to bring to the first class
Pens, A4 paper, A4 dividers, Lever Arch File.
What you can do next
You can progress to a NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Do you need to bring your qualifications up to date in Maths, English or ICT? Look at our Functional Skills English, Maths, GCSE and ICT course offer. We also offer courses and 1:1 training on iPads/tablets, iPhones and laptops.
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking