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Teaching Assistant at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

If you'd like to become a trained teaching assistant, supporting the work of a classroom teacher, then this new course will help you to take the first steps on this popular career ladder. This study programme will develop the skills and knowledge you need, to provide effective support for teachers and pupils as part of learning programmes. It also covers the development of children and young people and working effectively with colleagues. There are opportunities to progress further and eventually gain a Foundation degree in Education for those learners interested in teacher. For this course you will habve a work placement in a primary school.

Course content

If you'd like to become a trained teaching assistant, supporting the work of a classroom teacher, then this new course will help you to take the first steps on this popular career ladder. This study programme will develop the skills and knowledge you need, to provide effective support for teachers and pupils as part of learning programmes. It also covers the development of children and young people and working effectively with colleagues. There are opportunities to progress further and eventually gain a Foundation degree in Education for those learners interested in teaching. For this course you will have a work placement in a primary school.

Entry requirements

2 GCSE's at A*-C grade including English and ideally Maths plus a BTEC Level 1 Certificate or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relvant Level 1 or Foundation qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you. English and Maths will be studied as part of the course. All learners will need to have a clear DBS prior to the start of the course and will be required to purchase a uniform.

Assessment

The taught elements of the course will take place in college, using a wide range of teaching strategies and technology. You will be expected to complete some hours of directed study working at your own pace guided by the staff. Practical training takes place in a school setting where your skills will be assessed.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in school or the Diploma for Early Years Education and Care. There are clear progression pathways for learners in this field through to Foundation Degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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