Assessing occupational and vocational competence is a critical role in education and training. Achieving this qualification will ensure quality assurance within the assessment process. It involves supporting learners and assessing their work-based competence to enable them to achieve their qualification.
The course will be delivered via workshops and 1-1 tutorials, all on a flexible basis to fit your needs. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace every three to four weeks and provide advice, guidance and support to enable you to collect evidence to achieve the qualification.
What are the benefits?
The qualification is made up of three units which consist of:
You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence to prove competency and good practice.
You will need to provide stationery.
You can implement what you have learnt in the workplace and improve practices. You can also progress to:
PE teacher Leah Kellogg is pleased to be back at the school where she first worked as a teaching assistant seven years ago.
Leah was among six TA apprentices who took part in a pilot programme run by Bemrose School and Derby College in 2011 – and the experience convinced her to go into teaching.
As someone who loves sport, Leah specialised in supporting students with PE activities, and after her apprenticeship, went on to the University of Derby to train as a teacher.
Leah, whose sister is Olympic badminton player Donna Kellogg, plays a lot of sport outside school.
She keeps goal for Derby County FC and is also an all-rounder with Derbyshire County Cricket team.
She added: "It's tiring sometimes going out to train when I get home from school but playing for both teams helps in my job. The students seem to like that I play cricket and football for the county. They can see for themselves that if you work hard at your sport you can achieve that level."
I enjoyed my TA placement and found that it really helped me prepare for university. I liked that the course was interactive and very hands-on. I much prefer being active rather than stuck in a classroom.
The lecturers at Derby College were very helpful and regularly came out to Bemrose to watch us give our classes.