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Location: The RoundHouse
Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us
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Tuition (£): 1250.00*
Are you starting your career as a teaching assistant in a school or with another provider? Or are you maybe looking for a new career? This course is a fantastic introduction to the world of the teaching assistant. It is the first step on the ladder to developing your employability and personal skills. The course leads to a variety of other 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 GCSE in English or Maths, you can work towards that here at Derby College too.
You will enjoy free access to our library, our online catalogue of resources and our computer network. You will receive free training in accessing these 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 development 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
You must be aged 19 or over and have evidence of:
12 hours per week voluntary or employed work 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 12 enrolments to run. You will be notified one week prior to the start date if the course is NOT going to run.
You will study:
Child and young person development
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Communication and relationships
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 and young people’s health and safety
Support learning activities
An optional unit relevant to your role and interests
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a range of individual and 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 contract with a school or other educational provider
* 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.