Teaching assistant courses provide invaluable educational support to teachers which allow them to concentrate on teaching. Our course will prepare you for a rewarding career working with children in the classroom, a role for which demand is high across the country. Once you have graduated, you will be equipped with the skills and the qualifications you need to help children to learn and develop.
The course will improve your understanding of the factors that affect children's and young people's development, and equip you with the knowledge required to safeguard their welfare. You will enhance your communication skills and learn to build professional relationships with children, adults, and young people. You'll also study the nature of schools as organizations to prepare you for working in that context.
We have a 98% success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students. A large proportion of graduates have acquired posts in mainstream and special schools teaching children who range from early years to secondary level. After you have registered for teaching assistant courses you will receive access to our online learning area which contains all the course materials. Photography Courses The course is broken down into individual units that you will be required to pass to gain your qualification.
Requirements- Teaching assistant courses: You must be aged 16 years or older and have a confirmed work placement that will last for the full 12 months of your course. The placement must be within a school, in Foundation (Reception) classes or above. You must have a solid understanding of the English language and have access to PC and the internet throughout your course, plus basic computer skills. If you do not have a confirmed placement within a school, you could consider undertaking our Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification instead.
You will need to achieve 32 credits from the units taught. This includes four units from the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, seven units from the Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, and one unit studied at Level 4.
These courses provide 180 hours of guided learning, delivered over the course of one year.
The units are as follows:
Unit 1: Understand Child and Young Person Development
Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
Unit 3: Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety
Unit 4: Engage in personal development in young people's settings
Unit 5: Support learning activities
Unit 6: Promote children and young people's positive behavior
Unit 7: Develop professional relationships with children, young people, and adults
Unit 8: Promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in work with children and young people
Unit 9: Support assessment for learning
Unit 10: Schools as organizations
As well as learning the theory through the online tutorials, you will also need to work within a school during your course – this can be as a paid member of staff or as a volunteer.