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Teaching Assistants

This Level 3 Certificate is divided equally by studying the underpinning knowledge, as well as the techniques behind effective practice in the classroom, developing you as a competent and confident teaching assistant.

The course is comprised of units, which are all part of the National Occupational Standards for Teaching Assistants, including: communication and positive relationships, supporting learning activities, promoting positive behaviour and child and young person development.

In addition to attending taught sessions, you will be able to put your knowledge into practice, spending at least 1 day per week in a classroom setting, either through a paid or voluntary placement. Work is assessed through written assignment as well as performance assessment in the workplace. Upon completion you will be able to find employment or alternatively consider further study.

Applicants should hold a GCSE grade C (4) or equivalent in English language and grade C (4) or equivalent in Maths.

This course is available on Monday mornings or Tuesday evenings, from September 2018. Alternatively this course available Tuesday Mornings, from January 2019.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19-23 Fee 19+ Fee  
CT3STL1P Vantage Point 17/SEP/18 - 24/JUN/19 MON 09:30 - 13:00 33 £1517.00
FC 19+
£1517.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
CT3STJ1P Vantage Point 29/JAN/19 - 31/JAN/20 TUE 09:30 - 13:00 19 £1517.00
FC 19+
£1517.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
CT3STL1E Vantage Point 18/SEP/18 - 25/JUN/19 TUE 16:45 - 19:45 33 £1517.00
FC 19+
£1517.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

“During my career I have gained a broad range of skills relating to early years education and childcare, and I can now pass that knowledge on to new learners. It’s fantastic to support learners in achieving their goals and helping them find employment in this rewarding industry.”Stefanie Crinks

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