Teaching Assistant - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate OCR Level 2 | Ashford Gateway

Teaching Assistant - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate OCR Level 2 at Ashford Gateway

Price: £840.00 Starts: 18/09/2019 Time: 09:30 - 12:00
Tutor: Liz Nicholson Ends: 10/06/2020 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Level 2 Day of Week: WED Duration: 30 weeks

This course has started, but is still accepting enrolments. This course has already started but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 2222 and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running.

About this course

This Teaching Assistant course is suitable for anyone who is interested in gaining a qualification to give them skills to support teaching and learning in schools.

The course will consist of the following mandatory units: Child and young person development; Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people; Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults; Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people; Help improve own and team practice in schools; Maintain and support relationships with children and young people; Support children and young people’s health and safety; Support children and young people’s positive behaviour; Support learning activities and Schools as organisations. There will be one optional unit which will be discussed with you at the beginning of the course.

By the end of the course students should be able to:

Provide support in the classroom, working under the guidance of the class teacher.
Identify legislation and a range of school policies and explain how they are put into practice.
Identify and describe a range of different types of schools and school staffing structures.
Evaluate their own professional development, with support, setting goals and targets for improvement.
Explain holistic child development and identify factors that may impact on development.

Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours a week working on course assignments in addition to the course hours in the classroom and those in any school placement throughout the course. You are required to attend a minimum 90% of the course.

Successful students will gain an OCR Level 2 Certificate in Supported Teaching and Learning in Schools (scheme code: 04465). For further details the OCR website is http://www.ocr.org.uk/

How will I be taught?

This Teaching Assistant course will include tutor input plus small group work, tutorials and practical workshops. You will receive guidance in producing a portfolio of evidence that will be submitted for assessment.
Tutors will give feedback on homework assignments as well as classroom activities; tutorials will also be included. The assessment of this course includes two observations of your working practice within the school following which feedback will be given.

What to look for in a school placement:

Students will need access to policies and will require information on safeguarding and evacuation procedures. These are mainly found on the school websites.
In class, students will initially be expected to support individuals or small groups in class with all subjects under the teacher’s supervision. As students’ progress on the course they will be able to support small groups independently or carry out interventions.
Where possible it would be beneficial for students to see the lesson plan in advance to enable them to prepare or research if necessary.
Following activities, students may be encouraged to complete brief observations on the children they have worked with and given the opportunity to share their thoughts with the teacher or class TA.
To gain the most from the placement, students are required to evaluate their performance and consider how to improve their practice. Input from an experienced staff member offering constructive advice for future practice.

What do I need to bring with me?

A4 file for course notes/information, paper/notebook and pen, A4 file for portfolio of evidence. Accreditation costs are included in the course fee.

What can I do next?

Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate OCR Level 3.

What do I need to join the course

A paid or voluntary school placement is essential for a minimum of one day a week in a primary, secondary or special educational setting. The placement needs to be organised by the student before a place can be offered on the course. Students also need to have an enhanced DBS check (previously CRB). Students should initially contact their placement school to discuss local DBS arrangements. Please note that this may incur an additional cost that is not included in the advertised course fee.
This is a Level 2 qualification equating to GCSE (grade A-C) and, therefore, assignments will require this level of competence in English. You should be able to follow spoken and written instructions, read handouts/exercises and take part in group discussions.
A pre-course assessment of literacy and numeracy skills is held before enrolment to confirm that the course is suitable for you and flexible support is available through our Skills Plus centres. The assessment can be arranged by telephoning your local Adult Education Centre. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to work towards Level 2 OCR qualifications in literacy and numeracy which are essential to secure employment as a Teaching Assistant.
This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in gaining a qualification to give them skills to support teaching and learning in schools. **Regular attendance - a minimum of 90%, a high level of commitment and approximately 3 hours of home study is a requirement from you,**
To apply please complete the online application form following the link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/STL_2019

We work hard to recruit sufficient numbers to ensure a course is viable to run. However occasionally we may have to close a course that is not viable. In order that the course has the best chance of recruiting this decision may be made as late as 5 working days before the start date. In this situation the offer of a place does not guarantee the course will run.

About the Tutor: Liz Nicholson

Prior to joining Adult Education, Elizabeth Nicholson has been a Primary School teacher, a mentor to the Teaching Assistants, & a Deputy Head. Elizabeth has a wealth of knowledge which she passes on through her teaching. This years cohort have all sucessfully completed their portfolios.

View all courses taught by Liz Nicholson here >>

Getting there

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/73568/H/FF.
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