This programme of study develops your knowledge and skills in quality assurance of assessment (IQA), ensuring standards are maintained to a high level and students’ needs are met. You will have the opportunity to develop and improve your practice and achieve a recognised professional qualification.
The course will be delivered through 1-1 tutorials on a flexible basis to suit 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 achieve this qualification.
What are the benefits?
The learning programme develops your knowledge, skills and professional behaviours holistically. During the course you will work towards achieving two units:
You will build a portfolio of evidence to prove competency and good practice in internal verification. This is usually completed through e-portfolio (Onefile).
No specialist equipment is required.
You will implement what you have learned in the workplace and improve practices. You can develop your skills to enable effective sampling with the new Apprenticeship Standards and End-point Assessment, supporting assessors with development and assessment within any work environment. You will have the ability to reflect on and select appropriate sampling methodology to apply in dynamic or diverse workplace environments.
You can also progress to the following qualifications:
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 said: "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.