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Course overview

The course consists of several mandatory units as well as specialist units. Example units covered include Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, Understand child and young person development, Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings, Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people, Support children and young people's health and safety, Support learning activities, Promote children and young people's positive behaviour.

What else do I need to know?

A DBS is required for this role.
Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes. Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants should hold a Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Supporting Teaching & Learning and a current Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy. A good working knowledge of ICT is also required. In addition applicants must have had significant experience as a teaching assistant in a school setting and have at least 10 hours per week guaranteed before the course starts.

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed through a range of assessment methods; these include direct observation of performance in the workplace, professional discussions, assignments, presentations, written/oral questioning. All evidence is collated and presented in an e-portfolio.

What financial support is on offer?

Advanced Learning Loans are available to pay course fees for people aged 19+, studying at Level 3 or above.
- No credit checks take place
- It isn't a bank loan
- Your household income is not taken into account
- You pay nothing back until you are earning over £25,000 per year

What can I do next?

This can lead on to higher level programmes and advice on next steps will be provided by your class tutor/assessor.

How do I find out more?

Complete an application form on-line to enable you to be invited for an interview.

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