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Teaching & Education

This course is eligible for a fee waiver

You may be entitled to a fee waiver for this course if you are aged 19 or over and unemployed / earning less than £17,004.00 per year.

Mode of study Part-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 24 September 2020
Tuition Fee £1,417
Exam/Reg Fee £102
Course code PLR2CTL001 (2021)
Runs on Thursday
  • Who is it for?

    This course is for anyone working or volunteering in a role that supports pupils’ learning. This course is career related and is open to students who wish to be working as or progress to a Teaching Assistant; Learning Support Assistant; Special Educational Needs Assistant or related roles. Progression to the Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning is also an option.

  • Entry Requirements

    A discussion will take place to assess your interests, motivation and suitability to do the course prior to enrolment. You will need to have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths (at D or above) or willingness to undertake these alongside the programme. You will be asked to provide evidence of your previous qualifications. You will also need to be prepared to undertake an initial assessment of your literacy and numeracy skills.

    You will be responsible for ensuring that you have a voluntary or paid position in a school (minimum of one day a week) prior to enrolment, a position on the programme cannot be offered unless this is in place.

    Your voluntary or paid position will require you to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring System) check, which will be the responsibility of you and your employer. Your position on the course needs to be supported by your employer and you will be provided with an Employer and Learner Agreement form during the discussion to be completed and returned to the College prior to the start of the course.

  • What does the course involve?

    This qualification will provide an understanding of the knowledge needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools. You will undertake 11 mandatory units covering communication, developing professional relationships, safeguarding children’s welfare, equality, diversity and inclusion, child development, health and safety and supporting learning activities.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Units of study will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods; this could include direct observation in the workplace, written assignments, group and individual tasks, reflective accounts and a portfolio of evidence including witness statements and work products.

  • Additional Notes

    Informal interview required. Tuition fee concessions.

  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.