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Teaching Assistants: Supporting Teaching and Learning Certificate

This course 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 development.

In addition to attending taught sessions, you will be able to put your knowledge into practice, spending at least one 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.

You will have the option to join a cohort in either September (Monday morning or Tuesday evenings) or January (Tuesday mornings).
There is a wide variety of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
CT3STJ1P Paignton Campus 22/01/2020 - 31/01/2021 TUE 09:30:00:0 - 13:00:00:0 19 £1477.00 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.

Cathie originally worked as a Learning Support Assistant whilst completing her BA (Hons) in Working with Children and Young People before completing teaching qualifications. Whilst qualifying, she worked extensively with young people who had become disengaged with education. Later, she achieved an MEd in Professional Development with a focus on reflective practice and the use of technology in learning. Cathie now teaches across a range of programmes in the College from learning opportunities through to degree level, where she particularly enjoys supporting dissertations. Her experience as a Support Assistant means that she has good knowledge, strategies, and ideas to support students on the Teaching Assistant course.Cathie Burgess

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