Teaching Assistant – Level 2 Certificate Study Mode: Part Time | Course Level: 2
Are you passionate about learning?
Do you have caring qualities that make you want to support others learning?
Then this course is right for you!
This course is appropriate for those who are working or wish to work in a supporting role to teaching staff in a school setting.
Also, if you earn less than £25,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE! Take advantage of the new funding and #DoMore with your future.
To access this course you are required to:
Be working at Level 1 or have achieved Level 1 in English and maths or GCSE grade D or above and be prepared to work towards Level 2
Provide a letter from a school of your choice confirming that you have secured a placement of at least one day per week (or two half days) for the duration of the course
Attend an interview to determine your interest, commitment and suitability for the course
Have valid and current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance
During this course you will study:
The knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment
Gain invaluable work experience by volunteering for a minimum of one day at school
By studying this course you will:
Gain a recognised qualification at Level 2 to gain employment in that role
Gain an ability to build good working relationships with both pupils and adults
Learn organisational skills
Learn flexibility and creativity
Improve your literacy and numeracy skills
Improve your ability to manage groups of pupils and deal with challenging behaviour
Learn the importance of patience
Improve your IT skills
This is an assignment based course so there are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the 11 units required to compete the qualification, both by your assessor and your college tutor. You will create a portfolio of evidence using a range of the following methods: Written evidence, case studies, a reflective journal, being observed in placement.
Successful completion of the course will enable you to:
Progress on to the Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification
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