To enable learners to develop knowledge and skills needed when supervising teaching and learning in the school environment. To support learners working in schools either as special needs assistants, teaching assistants or learning support assistants.
195 hours – usually 39 weekly sessions of 5 hours – and 200 placement hours.
The course is aimed at those who have made the decision that they wish to gain qualified employment in supporting learning in schools. In addition to your course, if you are not already working or volunteering in a school, you will be required to undertake work placement for 200 hours. This amounts to approximately 2 days per week. Candidates need to secure their own placements.
NB: This course requires a serious commitment and applicants should think carefully about their ability to undertake and achieve these objectives before enrolling.
You will gain a CACHE L2 certificate which is identified as a progression towards a Level 3 Diploma.
You should already have knowledge of classroom practice. You should already hold literacy and numeracy at level 2, and be prepared to upgrade to GCSEs at grade A*-C by the time you qualify at level 3.
This course can lead to employment as a support assistant in school and higher education opportunities.
You will learn by attending classes each week and taking part in group and paired activities and discussions, as well as observing or shadowing professionals in your workplace. You will be assessed through the building of a portfolio where you can evidence knowledge as well as being assessed in the workplace.
The most important resource you will have is your willingness to learn. You should also have a supply of pens, paper and an usb memory device.
To achieve success on the course you will need to: