We have designed this course to support you with working in the Education and Training sector. Successful completion of this course will provide skills and knowledge required for job roles in education and training as a teaching assistant supporting in a classroom in a primary or secondary school. This course is suitable for those already working as learning support staff in schools, or those with voluntary placements.
PLEASE NOTE: A placement in a school of a minimum of 15 hours per week will be required. This will need to be arranged with the school prior to enrolling on the course. This can be in any year group from reception upwards in a primary or secondary school. A placement in a nursery or sixth form college is not suitable for this course. The school will need to arrange a DBS check for you and may pass on the cost of this to you.
This course is suitable for those who have already completed level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. It may also be suitable for those in a paid position as a teaching assistant or with considerable experience supporting in the classroom. You can check the suitability of this course for a preferred career path or route to employment by looking at various job profiles on the National Careers Service website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk.
If you have completed your Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course with Skills & Learning, a recommendation from your tutor will be required to confirm your suitability to progress to the Level 3 course. If you completed your course with another training provider, you will need to provide a copy of your certificate and a reference from your course tutor. You will also need to attend an interview with Skills & Learning and will be contacted to arrange a day and time for this following receipt of your application.
There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course, you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved in this course, the associated home study and the assessed work required, and intend to sit the examination if applicable. You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with this:www.skillsandlearningace.com/toolbox/ English language skills at Level 2 are required. You may be asked to complete an online assessment in English prior to submitting a course application or as part of an enrolment session.