Teaching Assistant: Preparing to Work in Schools Level 1

A starter course for people who wish to gain a taster of what working in a school is really like. Please note, only students aged 19 and over can apply for this course.
  • Overview

    This qualification prepares learners for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting. It covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and child and young person development.

    Taught sessions will amount to 3 hours a week, and students are expected to commit another 3 hours a week to self-study in your own time.

    To gain a qualification you will complete tasks which will take the form of an assessment in class.

  • Entry Requirements

    This course has no formal entry requirements.
  • Units/Modules

    To achieve the Award the learner must complete 3 mandatory units:

    1: Understand schools as organisations

    2: Understand how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well

    3: Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults

  • Careers/Progression

    Upon satisfactory completion of this course, you will receive a Level 1 qualification.

    Learners can progress onto the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges or the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

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