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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 25

Hours: 12.00

Start: 20/10/2017

Days / Times: Monday 12:30 to 15:30

Tuition (£): 1250.00*

Concessions: 632.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Are you starting your career in a school?  Or maybe looking for a new career? This course is a fantastic introduction to the world of a teaching assistant.  It is the first step on the ladder to developing your employability and personal skills to achieve great things.  This course leads to a variety of other study programmes that could move you up that ladder of progression.

At Derby College you will have access to a wealth of support and additional courses that can complement your career development. If you need to gain a grade C in GCSE English or Maths, you can work towards this at Derby College too.

You get free access to our library, our online catalogue of resources and our computer network.  You will receive free training in accessing this and, again, additional support is on offer for you as needed.

What are the benefits?

This course will give you the confidence to see you can do great things:

  • You can make a difference to the educational environment of your children and those children with whom you work
  • You will have lots of opportunity in class to share practical ideas and try them out in your role
  • You can progress your career as a teaching assistant

Entry requirements

You must be aged 19 or over and have evidence of:

  • 12 hours per week voluntary work or employment in a supporting role in a school setting (from Year 1 upwards)
  • A good standard of written and spoken English

Our courses require a minimum of 15 enrolments to run. You will be notified one week prior to the start date if the course is NOT going to run.

Course Content

You will study:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and relationship
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Schools as organisations
  • Help improve your own and team practice
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children's and young people’s health and safety
  • Support learning activities
  • An optional unit

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of group tasks, presentations, annotated photographs, written tasks, professional discussions, observation of your practice in your school, reflective practice, and professional and personal development plans.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is no specialist equipment required for this course.  You will need to provide stationery.

What can I do after this course?

  • Secure a permanent position as a teaching assistant in a school
  • Progress to a Level 3 Diploma for Teaching Assistants
  • Obtain an Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Jacqui Heath

Jacqui Heath

Tutor Jacqui helps students find the right words thanks to TESOL course

 
Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College.
Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children.
Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course.  She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English.
Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions. 
Jacqui added:
 

The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.

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