If you enjoy working with children and would like to play a part in their education and wellbeing, a job as a teaching assistant could be ideal for you. Accredited through the Focus Awards Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme, this rewarding course equips students to advance in a consistently growing market.
With a sharp focus on developing the knowledge and skills required to support children and young people in their learning environment, this course is perfect for any enthusiastic person seeking a fulfilling career path.
This course comprises 8 distinct units, which are detailed on the ‘Snapshot’ tab above. These units are tailored to give students competence in the classroom environment, while at the same time providing a comprehensive understanding of the issues and subjects related to the support of children in education.
Core organizational skills, good communication levels with pupils, parents and teaching staff, and understanding all areas of child development are vital elements in the provision of effective childcare.
Other elements covered include awareness of health and safety aspects and knowledge of issues surrounding the safeguarding of children. You will explore how to support learning objectives, including the effective and compassionate treatment of those with special needs and other problems.
There are no set requirements and the course is open to people from all walks of life.
If you are interested in the development and learning of our younger generation and care about the rights of the individual, you are welcome to apply. The course materials are simple to follow and easy to understand. In addition, your tutor will be on hand to support you, and you will receive a comprehensive study guide to help you make the most of your time with us.
You should take note that in order to work in a school environment, or indeed any other organisation that involves access to children, you may be required to undergo a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check.
Unit 1: Child Development
Stages of Development
Factors which affect growth and development
Key transitions in a child’s life
Unit 2: Safeguarding Children
Child Protection Timeline
The Children Act 1989
The Protection of Children Act 1999
The Children Act 2004
Every Child Matters
Childcare Act 2006
United Nations Convention in the Rights of the Child 1989
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006
Common Assessment Framework
Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Safeguarding Children and Child Protection
Child Protection Plan
Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS)
Emergency Protection Orders
Care and Supervision Orders
Social Policy and Social Exclusion
Child Protection Issues
Parental Mental Health
Unit 3: Supporting children and young people’s health and safety
Unit 4: Personal Development
Unit 5: Supporting Learning Activities
Communicating with Pupils
Supporting Bilingual / Multilingual Pupils
Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Use of ICT
Supporting Pupils with Specific Needs
Unit 6: Developing and Maintaining Positive Working Relationships
Communication between parents and school
Communicating with Colleagues and other Professionals
Unit 7: Promoting Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Work With Children & Young People
Unit 8: Schools as Organisations
Types of Secondary School
The National Curriculum Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
When you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate of Achievement from Focus Award. Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and strives to offer endorsements to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of different subjects.
In terms of job prospects, there are few roles to compete with that of the Teaching Assistant. Full-time teaching assistants normally work regular school hours, Monday to Friday, term time only. Many teaching assistants work part-time. Full-time salaries range from £15,817-£25,016, increasing to £29,088 in the London area, depending upon experience and responsibilities.
In addition, you will learn valuable transferable skills, including communication and organisational skills. You’ll also gain the key competences required to deliver compassionate and effective care to the more vulnerable in society. These skills are ideal for starting or furthering your career.
If you choose to seek employment, you can avail of FREE CV appraisal and employment tools, such as advice on interview preparation. We are committed to your long-term success.
£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month
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£89 deposit followed by £89 for the next two months
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Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.
We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.
Key points for this course:
This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
You have 12 months to complete your course
You may enrol at any time of the year
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Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.
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