This practical teaching and learning qualification will set you on the road to further study or paid work as a teaching or classroom assistant. It consists of 11 units, meaning you will gain 32 credits on the new QCF framework. If you join this programme, you must complete a 100-hour placement between September and June, whilst on the course, in an education setting. Please note that we do not find placements: students must secure their own placement in an education setting, and provide written confirmation from that setting that they will be supported for a minimum of 100 hours, when they begin the course.
- Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
- 4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)
- GCSEs in English and maths (A*-C) and two other GCSE's (D-E)
- Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above
- Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above
Continuous assessment, including direct observation of practice in your placement.
Aims of the course
To develop the knowledge and skills to work as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support worker in schools and other educational settings.
This course can lead to a degree or foundation degree in the supporting teaching and learning field, or further study on another teaching-related course.
Classroom teaching for one morning per week, plus self-study and placement.
Paid work in schools or other educational settings as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support worker and/or progression to higher level qualifications in teaching.
What can I earn as a teacher? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. With a vocational qualification in teaching, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Teaching assistants start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £19,000 with a few years' experience Special needs teachers start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £46,000 with a few years' experience Secondary school teachers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £47,000 with a few years' experience