First Steps to Working in a School

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This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and experience required to start your first steps to working as a teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school.

Course Information

This course provides an understanding of the basic skills needed to support children and young people’s learning in schools. It covers the qualities and skills required for working with children and young people and the different types of schools. The course is studied online, enabling you to benefit from flexible study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs. You will be supported online by experienced tutors who will help to guide you through your learning programme. Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided online.

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Who is this course for?

Anyone who is considering a career working with children and young people in an educational setting.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • Understanding different types of schools
  • The qualities and skills for working with children and young people
  • The role of the teaching assistant
  • Communicating effectively with children and young people

Benefits / Skills

  • Flexible learning - study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs
  • A foundation for progression onto further study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities 
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry or experience requirements, however you will need to be at Entry 3 for literacy.

Career Progression

Progression may include Preparing to Work in Schools Award Level 1.

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Course Details

Duration

13 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date

19/04/2021

Course Code

72746-70

Course Fee (Adult)

£362 plus exam fee of £66   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

Facilities

Flexible online learning

Attendance

Understand the roles and responsibilities of the teaching assistant in a school

History

No experience required

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