Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, or Teaching Assistants as they are known, you would be working under the direction of a teacher, contributing to preparing the classroom for learning activities, working with groups of, and individual pupils, who require extra support.
In order to complete this Apprenticeship you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards these qualifications. Some employers will specify their own minimum qualification entry requirements, which would be detailed within their Apprenticeship vacancy.
To achieve this Apprenticeship you will complete the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study further qualifications in English, maths & ICT (if required) as well as Employer Rights & Responsibility and Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.
Apprentices in Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools are assessed predominantly within the workplace, demonstrating your competency through doing your job and covering your knowledge through theoretical sessions in a variety of ways including one to one tutorials and on-line learning. If you need to complete your functional skills, then some college attendance will be required.
Typically this takes between 12-18 months to complete, depending on your previous knowledge and experience.
This course prepares you to become Early Years Educators, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 yrs. After completion of the course you will be able to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator or access Higher Education.
You will need at least 5 academic GCSEs including English and Maths at a grade 4 or above, or a CACHE level 2 Diploma plus Functional Skills at level 2. You will have a positive outlook to studying and a clear DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
Disclosure and Barring Service: The College is a registered body under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will enable students to apply for a Disclosure check. The College will ask for DBS registration for students on this course. If you are applying for a place you need to be aware that you should be willing to discuss previous convictions, reprimands, cautions or final warnings prior to enrolling on the course. This will allow us to provide you with appropriate information, advice and guidance on an individual basis.
The course will involve 750 placement hours. You will study 8 units in Year 1 and 7 units in Year 2 of the course, including Play and Learning, Assessment and Observation and Development.
Through written assessment plus 2 external assessments. There are 15 units across the 2 year programme.
If you wish to work with children and young people you are entering the exciting and developing world of Child Care and Education. The staff are committed to creating and supporting a world-class children’s workforce.
This qualification prepares you to work in a supervised capacity with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children’s Services. Successful students can progress onto the Level 3 Early Years programme, or gain employment working with children and young people.
You need to have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language (at grade 4), or a level 1 qualification in Health and Social Care or Childcare. You will need to complete a DBS check within the first 6 weeks of the course as you will be required to complete a work placement.
Disclosure and Barring Service: The College is a registered body under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will enable students to apply for a Disclosure check. The College will ask for DBS registration for students on this course.
If you are applying for a place you need to be aware that you should be willing to discuss previous convictions, reprimands, cautions or final warnings prior to enrolling on the course. This will allow us to provide you with appropriate information, advice and guidance on an individual basis.
The course covers child development, personal development, nutrition, communication, safeguarding, health and safety and first aid.
All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s placement to provide evidence for the qualification.
Methods of assessment may include:
The qualification is a pass or refer and all the assessment criteria of the units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.
The full time programme is free. If you are over 19 years please speak to Admissions.
Health, Social and Child Care is a growth area in employment opportunities. This Level 1 course will start you on an exciting journey towards a fulfilling career working with people.
The course is career related and is open to students who wish to:
The course involves a variety of units. You will study Health & Social Care, Childcare and related units, all of which are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you will need to progress academically or to go into work such as human life span development.
The College uses a range of assessment approaches, for example, you might be involved in producing an assessed portfolio, completing written assignments, or creating assessed visual work.