What you'll Learn

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for working directly with children or young people in a range of schools.  If you are starting out working or volunteering in a range of schools including primary, secondary or special needs schools, you will need to be supporting the teaching and learning of pupils who are aged 5 years or older. This qualification is not suitable for learners wishing to work in a foundation class.

A voluntary work placement in either a primary or secondary school working with the years 1 and above, is required for a minimum of 1 day per week.

Ideal If

You want a good, solid foundation for starting a career in supporting teaching and learning in a school. It will help you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to work in this sector. This course is aimed at people who have little or no experience of working in a classroom environment.

 

What to expect

A voluntary work placement in either a primary or secondary school working with the years 1 and above, is required for a minimum of 1 day per week. You will be required to come into Achievement Training’s City Centre location for once a month for half day tutorials.

Your tutor will support your throughout the course. The Delivery of the qualification is done mainly at the workplace, the assessor will visit the work place every 6-8 weeks. You will receive a login to an on-line portfolio account, which can be accessed from any Wifi point at work at home or in our centre or through 3/4G. You will be provided with a detailed course programme. At centre you will have the opportunity to network with other learners and to share practice and access to different resources to support your learning including laptops, desktops, tablets and textbooks.

The course can be completed as part of an intermediate Apprenticeship moving onto advanced and higher Apprenticeships.

What next

This qualification will enable you to progress in a wide range of work roles including:

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Special needs assistant