This one year (34 weeks) Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.
The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.
You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.
What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.
What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.
Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses
What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.
Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.
What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initial assessment will take around 2 hours. If you have achieved GCSE qualifications you should bring proof of your grades to the assessment. After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study and also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the course.