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Teaching

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

  • 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
  • Unit breakdown, Progression & More...

    Assessment Method

    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.

    Progression Opportunities

    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.

    Facilities

    Classroom teaching for one morning per week, plus self-study and placement.

    Career Options

    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

    If you're interested in a career in teaching, we offer a range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications are taught by expert tutors and include valuable work experience, giving you the confidence and skills to take your first steps in this rewarding sector. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/teaching or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,417 p/year
24+ £1,417 p/year
International £3,240 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Educational support assistants

£21,000

Special needs education teaching professionals

£34,000

Teaching assistants

£29,000

Eka Triandapilidi

Eka Triandapilidi

After a very successful year in Level 1 ESOL, Eka started her career path with a teaching assistant job in a primary school in Bromley. She is very happy and sees this as an opportunity to inspire and motivate children and to continue improving her own English skills, wherever possible.

Gentjana Aliaj

One highlight of my time at university has been the opportunity to meet professionals in my field whose work and research has completely changed my perspective of the world we live in.

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