Teaching Assistant | City & Guilds Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools | Level 2

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Awarding Body: C&G

Why this course?

If you are new to working with a teacher in primary, secondary, mainstream or special schools, this course is for you.

The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools will enable you to progress your career as a teaching assistant and develop practical skills in the classroom. You will need to arrange a work placement within a school for a minimum of four hours per week for the duration of the course.

An interview is required for this course and a Level 2 qualification in literacy and maths is recommended.

 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0172-1C 13 Sep 2022 Northbrook College, West Durrington Campus Tuesday 9.45am - 12.15pm 30 weeks £730.00
FE0240-1C 15 Sep 2022 Northbrook College, West Durrington Campus Thursday 5pm - 7.30pm 30 weeks £730.00
  • student Views Emily Griffiths Teaching Assistant | City & Guilds Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools | Level 2

    After several years at home raising my children, and having helped as a parent volunteer at my children's school, I decided to embark on a career change and train to become a Primary School teaching assistant.  I enrolled on the Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools in September 2019. I had no idea what to expect and was a little nervous having been out of education for many years, but the course leader, Karen, was fantastic, quickly putting me at ease, explaining everything in an informative yet fun way, and ensuring we had plenty of resources to support our work. Obviously, the course wasn't able to run as normal, due to the restrictions brought on by the current pandemic, but Karen provided brilliant online learning videos and was constantly on hand to answer questions, provide feedback and generally hold my (virtual) hand when I had a wobble or crisis of confidence. Having passed Level 2 I have subsequently enrolled on Level 3 and would definitely recommend this course to anyone considering it. It's a lot of work, but the course is well structured, engaging and I'm so pleased Karen encouraged me to continue my learning as I know it will help me when I am applying to teaching assistant jobs in the future.

Entry Requirements

An interview is required for this course and a Level 2 qualification in literacy and maths is recommended.

Level 2 candidates will have little or no experience of working as a teaching assistant. You will be required to have a school placement for at least four hours a week.

Entry Requirements

What will I learn?

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Help improve own and team practice
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities
  • Schools as organisations

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered in weekly 2.5 hour sessions on either Tuesday mornings or Thursday evenings for 30 weeks. The course starts in mid September. You will require a placement of at least four hours per week in a school. The course requires around seven hours per week for independent study to complete assignments and homework. 

Course fees

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Course is free if you meet the following criteria:

You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

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