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Childcare - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2 (CHD1) at Barnsley College

Course description

The apprenticeship is suitable for you if you are in a role in learning support and have responsibilities that are closely supervised and work under the direction of the class teacher. The course provides you with the skills and knowledge for the roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant; special needs assistant; behavior support assistant/co-ordinator; pastoral/welfare assistant; foundation stage assistant or team leader.

Course content

Course themes:

• Child and young person development

• Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade A* to D, including English at grade 3 or above.

Plus you must have a job within your chosen area of study but we can support you to find employment

As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check


You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

Financial information

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare.

For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools or apply for job roles including: • Teaching Assistant • Learning Support Assistant / Special Educational Needs Assistant

Further information

Information Team

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


Our Information Advisers visit schools and provide impartial information about training and education options for school leavers.

They can help with: • Applying for courses • Arranging taster days and visits to College • Information about course requirements

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 November 2017
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