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Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Assistants – Jan Start

This course is a fantastic introduction to the world of the teaching assistant.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Teacher Training, Coaching and Mentoring
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 25
Hours: 3.00
Start: 12/01/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £1250
Ilkeston

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-certificate-for-teaching-assistants-jan-start
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Course Information for Students

Are you starting your career as a teaching assistant in a school or college 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.

With DCG 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/4 or equivalent in GCSE English and/or Maths, you can work towards that here at College.

You will enjoy free access to our library and our online resources.  You will receive training in accessing these. 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 will have the opportunity to build transferable skills such as:

  • Developing confidence in using ICT to enhance your skill set
  • Improving your interpersonal skills as a speaker, giving you the opportunity to share practical ideas and try them out in your role
  • Making a difference to the educational development of your children and those children with whom you work
  • Progressing your career as a teaching assistant

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

  • 6 – 8 hours per week (minimum) voluntary or employed work in a supporting role in a school setting.  This must be classroom-based (from Year 1 upwards).  If you haven’t secured a placement, haven’t studied for some time or are nervous of doing so, take a look at our ‘Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools’ course
  • A good standard of written and spoken English
  • A DBS which is required in order for you to work/volunteer at a school: you, along with the school, will be responsible for obtaining this

Teaching assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary Education across all age ranges, encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.

The primary role of the teaching assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem plays an integral part in pupils’ wellbeing, ensuring they thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

Teaching assistants play an active role in supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, acting with honesty and integrity, taking part in team meetings and contributing to planning and class activities. Promoting fundamental British values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours is crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

You will develop knowledge, skills and professional behaviours holistically during this course, and use your work placement to practise what you learn.  Your work in classrooms with children, young people or adults is critical in enabling you to develop confidence, understanding and practice.  Alongside this, you will work towards your Level 2 qualification, thematically studying the following units:

  • Understanding children and young people’s development
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people
  • Understanding schools and colleges as organisations
  • Maintaining relationships with children and young people
  • Supporting the health and safety of children and young people
  • Contributing to teamwork in a learning environment
  • Supporting positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people
  • Understanding children’s and young people’s play and leisure
  • Promoting an effective learning environment
  • Providing displays in a learning environment

This course will be delivered on-site.

N/A

You will be assessed through a range of individual and group tasks, presentations, written tasks, professional discussions, observation of your practice in your school or college, reflective practice and continuous professional development.  Assessment is continuous and is designed to develop your academic and communication skills and to build your confidence.  

After completing this course you could:

  • Secure a permanent position as a teaching assistant in a school, college or other provider
  • 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

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Teaching Assistants

£15050

Teaching Assistants

Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.

£19024

Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.

Higher Education Teaching Professionals

£45671

Higher Education Teaching Professionals

Further Education Teaching Professionals

£32249

Further Education Teaching Professionals

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals

£38230

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals

Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

£29956

Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

£34197

Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Educational Support Assistants

£12705

Educational Support Assistants

Education Advisers and School Inspectors

£35614

Education Advisers and School Inspectors

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:39 pm