How will I be taught?
This Teaching Assistant course will include tutor input plus small group work, tutorials and practical workshops. You will receive guidance in producing a portfolio of evidence that will be submitted for assessment.
Tutors will give feedback on homework assignments as well as classroom activities; tutorials will also be included. The assessment of this course includes two observations of your working practice within the school following which feedback will be given.
What do I need to bring with me?
A4 file for course notes/information, paper/notebook and pen, A4 file for portfolio of evidence. Accreditation costs are included in the course fee.
What can I do next?
Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate OCR Level 3.
What do I need to join the course
A paid or voluntary school placement is essential for a minimum of one day a week in a primary, secondary or special educational setting. The placement needs to be organised by the student before a place can be offered on the course.
Students also need to have an enhanced DBS check (previously CRB). Students should initially contact their placement school to discuss local DBS arrangements. Please note that this may incur an additional cost that is not included in the advertised course fee.
This is a Level 2 qualification equating to GCSE (grade A-C) and, therefore, assignments will require this level of competence in English. You should be able to follow spoken and written instructions, read handouts/exercises and take part in group discussions.
A pre-course assessment of literacy and numeracy skills is held before enrolment to confirm that the course is suitable for you and flexible support is available through our Skills Plus centres. The assessment can be arranged by telephoning your local Adult Education Centre. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to work towards Level 2 OCR qualifications in literacy and numeracy which are essential to secure employment as a Teaching Assistant.
This Teaching Assistant course in Maidstone is suitable for anyone who is interested in gaining a qualification to give them skills to support teaching and learning in schools.
**PLEASE NOTE: Regular attendance - a minimum of 80%, a high level of commitment and approximately 3 hours of home study is a requirement from you, enrolling on this course.**