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Tuition (£): 2225.00*
24+ Loan Amount: 2225.00****
Are you passionate about developing educational opportunities for future generations? Would you like to support teachers and other professionals to improve educational opportunities for children and young people from Year 1 upwards? Do you wish to build your expertise in your current role and possibly progress to become a higher level teaching assistant? Then this is the course for you.
Derby College has an excellent track record for high-calibre, inclusive teaching and learning. We strive for excellence and deliver superb lessons, support and feedback as well as providing you with continuous professional development.
Completing a qualification with us gives you a FULL diploma, exclusive access to high-quality course resources, library and career development services, as well as a busy Student Union with all the benefits and discounts that come with membership. We have good links with local schools and offer a progression event every year so you can plan the next steps in your career.
A course completed with Derby College sets you a cut above the rest. Our reputation for developing excellent teaching assistants is very good, and our pass rate is always over 95%
What are the benefits?
You can develop a secure knowledge and effective skills to become an excellent teaching assistant
Your school will secure additional high-quality support for its pupils and staff
Children in schools will benefit from effective support to maximise their potential
You must be aged 19 or over and have evidence of:
At least a grade C in GCSE English
Suitable experience as a teaching assistant (employed or voluntary) prior to starting the course (ideally, six months experience)
Access to a minimum of two days per week voluntary or employed work in a supporting role in a school or educational provider setting, with the opportunity to lead small groups of children or young people
Confidence using standard ICT applications
Ability to work at Level 3
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.
Communicating with Children, Young People and Adults
Supporting Learning Activities
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Supporting Assessment for Learning
Promoting Health and Safety
Understanding Child and Young Person Development
Schools as Organisations
Engage in Personal Development
Develop Professional Relationships with Children and Young People
Support Assessment for Learning
Three to four optional units
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a range of methods, including individual and group presentations, group tasks, annotated photographs, written tasks, professional discussions, assessment of skills during observations of your practice in your school, reflective practice, and professional and personal development plans.
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
You will need to provide stationery.
What can I do after this course?
Once you have completed the Diploma, you can:
Progress in your current job role
Progress to a Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA)
Advance to a Foundation Degree (Teaching Assistants, Early Years, Children's and Young People’s Services or SEND Pathway)
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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.