You need to be at least 18 years of age. You need to be employed or working as a volunteer teaching assistant for 6 hours per week. You need to complete a literacy assessment at level 1 to study this qualification.
If you are already working or wish to work in a school supporting teaching and learning, then this course is for you. It is ideal for teaching assistants who are working under the direction of the teacher. The course will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment. It is suitable for both employed and voluntary teaching assistants.
You will need to complete units on:
- Child development
- Safeguarding the welfare of children
- Health and safety
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
You will also study units on schools as organisations, team practice and support learning activities.