Teaching assistant courses are specially designed for those who enjoy being with children and young people. If you’re enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge, being a teaching assistant could be the career for you.
You need to be a good communicator; ready to work hard in an environment that can be quite tough; resilient, flexible and well organised.
1 day a week in college with a minimum 1/2 a day a week in a work placement.
– Schools & colleges as organisations
– Support health & safety
– Develop professional relationships with children and adults
– Understand how young children develop
– Support positive behaviour
– Support children during activities
– Support English and maths
– Support the use IT
– Support Assessment for Learning
– Engage in PPD
Work placement opportunities:
Work placement is mandatory. Settings may include primary schools, secondary schools and colleges supporting teaching and learning.
Progressing to: Teaching and learning assistant role at school, or choice of apprenticeships and higher level studies
Aspirational careers: Senior roles in primary, secondary or special needs schools and colleges
A good level of English and maths is required.
A DBS will be necessary.